First of all, thank you for the wonderful plugin "WP No External Links".
I have a problem which I believe is related to the htaccess file.
I have a link in my site in the format http://www.XXX.com/goto/http://YYY.blogspot.com where XXX is my own site and YYY is a third-party blog.
I included RewriteRule ^goto/(.*) http://$1 [R=301,L] in my htaccess file.
On clicking the link, I am taken to the url http://http/YYY.blogspot.com which obviously does not open.
I tried using all the versions of the plugin file as suggested in the 'description' tab at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-noexternallinks/ .
Any input from an expert is greatly appreciated, as I am very new to htaccess files.
Thanks in advance!