Is there a short URL facility on microsoft IIS (similar to .htaccess on linux)

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Subject: Is there a short URL facility on microsoft IIS (similar to .htaccess on linux)
Posted by:  ship (shiph…@gmail.com)
Date: 8 May 2007

Hi

Sorry to ask a newbie question
but is there a utility in Microsoft IIS  server (v6 latest) that lets
us use *short*
URLs in our emails to our customers.

i.e. is there any re-direct facility built into ms IIS, that lets us
easily set up
multiple redirects... without bothering our technical staff each time
something
is changed ?

The basic problem is that we all know, all "From:" email addresses can
readily be spoofed and that the user has no way of knowing whether or
not any
email is genuinely from us.

Worse, if we send an HTML email (in msOutlook at least) the user
simply has no
way of knowing whether the hypertext link in the email being displayed
will in fact take them to  our website or somewhere else.

Our solution is to focus mainly on sending *plain text* emails.
BUT the problem with plain text emails is that any URL longer
than about 65 characters is likely to get broken when arrives
in the users email software (due to wrapping).

With thanks

Ship
Shipert

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