Please help! I think the & should be here but its immediately followed by amp with a semi-colon. I've attached the log and a shot of my conf file:

4f 62 6a 65 63 .<body><h1>Objec
2010-01-24 18:46:28 [1928] [12] DEBUG: data: 74 20 4d 6f 76 65 64 3c 2f 68 31 3e 54 68 69 73 t Moved</h1>This
2010-01-24 18:46:28 [1928] [12] DEBUG: data: 20 64 6f 63 75 6d 65 6e 74 20 6d 61 79 20 62 65 document may be
2010-01-24 18:46:28 [1928] [12] DEBUG: data: 20 66 6f 75 6e 64 20 3c 61 20 48 52 45 46 3d 22 found <a HREF="
2010-01-24 18:46:28 [1928] [12] DEBUG: data: 68 74 74 70 3a 2f 2f 77 77 77 2e 78 6d 6c 32 73 http://<my_operator
2010-01-24 18:46:28 [1928] [12] DEBUG: data: 6d 73 2e 67 73 6d 2e 63 6f 2e 7a 61 2f 73 65 6e smsc.com>/sen
2010-01-24 18:46:28 [1928] [12] DEBUG: data: 64 2f 3f 75 73 65 72 6e 61 6d 65 3d 6d 6f 62 69 d/?username=<my_user
2010-01-24 18:46:28 [1928] [12] DEBUG: data: 73 6f 66 74 26 61 6d 70 3b 70 61 73 73 77 6f 72 name&amp;passwor
2010-01-24 18:46:28 [1928] [12] DEBUG: data: 64 3d 67 61 74 65 77 61 79 31 22 3e 68 65 72 65 d=<my_password>">here
2010-01-24 18:46:28 [1928] [12] DEBUG: data: 3c 2f 61 3e 3c 2f 62 6f 64 79 3e </a></body>
2010-01-24 18:46:28 [1928] [12] DEBUG: Octet string dump ends.
2010-01-24 18:46:28 [1928] [7] ERROR: HTTP[http_relay]: Message was rejected. SMSC reponse was:

CONF FILE:
####################
# SMSC HTTP
####################
group = smsc
smsc = http
smsc-id = http_relay
host = 192.168.0.10
port = 14000
system-type = generic
smsc-username = <my_username>
smsc-password = <my_password>
send-url = "http://<my_operator_smsc>/send?username=<my_username>&password=<my_password>"

How do i get around this problem with the & ampersand, amp; in my A HREF. I am using Kannel 1.4.3