Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#8766 assigned Bug/Something is broken

Need redirect for incorrect url in eblast

Reported by: Owned by:
Priority: Urgent Component: Tech
Keywords: email-blast Cc:
Sensitive: no


An organization sent out an eblast for one of our authors and the & in the url for the book was converted to html. I just put a redirect in through the control panel. Will this work or will the html be an issue there?

Here is the link that was in the eblast:

Here is the correct link:

People are clicking on the eblast and can't actually get to the link to buy the book so this is urgent on our end if there is anything we can do.


Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by

  • Keywords email-blast added
  • Owner set to
  • Status changed from new to assigned


What did you use to send the email?

I am looping Ross in to answer your redirect question.



comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by

Hi newpress,

I've tried many different ways to get this domain to redirect correctly, but have not succeeded. The problem is that apache doesn't by default handle dynamic urls (urls with ?options_blah&etc). Supposedly it's possible to use query strings for this problem (see ) and I experimented with a number of them. Unfortunately, I simply cannot get it to work correctly. I'm not sure what to tell you about this.

I can keep experimenting, but at this point I'm not very confident,


comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by

Hi Ross,

I am so sorry for not responding to this until now. Thank you for trying to sort it out!

I hope you went ahead and assumed you did not need to spend any more time on it.



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