VNU Message

S Mohan smohan at
Thu Nov 6 02:54:43 GMT 2003

We could form the rule as text at IP-address to overcome this problem as
email IDs contain domain names and not IP addresses. In any case many
people do not prefer direct IP access. In this case, if the person has a
squid or similar proxy, access to web sites using IP can also be blocked
with squidguard, dansguardian etc.

Thanks and regards

On Wednesday, November 05, 2003 10:32 PM Julian Field <> wrote:

: It could be done with the MCP stuff, no problem. Or simply a
: SpamAssassin rule in spam.assassin.prefs.conf.
: But don't block everything containing an @ as you will kill mailto:
: links as well.
: At 16:30 05/11/2003, you wrote:
:: This is an extract from a VNU mailing list message
:: "For example, the URL at appears to
:: lead to a bank's site but in fact will take users to VNU, the
:: publisher of
:: IT Week. In this case the link is
:: harmless, but fraudsters can create convincing replicas of the sites
:: users expect to see, fostering the illusion that it is safe to
:: reveal sensitive data.
:: As a result, firms quarantining emails that include hyperlinks built
:: with the @ symbol could stop them reaching employees' inboxes, and so
:: could prevent users visiting the fake
:: sites. This could also protect firms against malicious content on
:: the fake sites that might compromise their own corporate systems."
:: The full original is at
:: My question is... Can Mailscanner/SA do what this guy suggests?
:: Martyn Routley
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