I'm having, what I guess, is a similar issue to what's being addressed in this string. This morning, I received the following email from a company CEO after he tried to click on a link in our most recent mailer: "I wanted to click the link for two reasons; (1) I was interested and (2) I assume this helps the magazine stats. Unfortunately, our IT group blocks the link. Just yesterday, our IT expert was telling me that the way certain url links are termed shorterners and we block those because they obfuscate the full address and are a tactic in malware. I’m only passing this along because I thought you might like to know. I copied the IT expert on this note if you want him to talk to your expert about why we block these and I suspect others block them as well." Is my only solution to ask the company to not block our links?
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