I was chatting with two friends of mine and I was giving them a download link (www.myfancylink.com/folder/file.exe) via messenger.
Here’s how the conversation went after I had given the link to my friend…
I waited for some time and then asked, “downloaded it?”
Got response from friend: “Uh… downloaded what?”
Me confused: “The link I just gave you.”
Friend: “I got no link.”
Me: “I just wrote it? Hmm… what about now www.myfancylink.com/folder/file . exe”
Friend: “Okay, now I see it! Must be Vista/Messenger blocking it…”
I needed to put spaces to get that link to the other person.
www.myfancylink.com/folder/file.exe was not acceptable, but writing www.myfancylink.com/folder/file . exe (notice the spaces in file.exe) was.