Be careful out there
Assuming you have the option, this sounds like a very good time to use a browser other than IE, to read emails in plain text instead of HTML, to avoid clicking on links you aren't sure of, and to be generally careful. Currently just over 50% of you who visit Facilitated Systems use IE.
By the way, when I send long URLs by email, I sometimes use TinyURL.com to shorten the link. I always use the Preview Feature in creating those links so you can see where you're going before you go there. In case you get a link where that's not enabled, you can apparently set it for your computer, too.