Mailto's being marked as detected fraud attempt.

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at CI.JUNEAU.AK.US
Wed Nov 17 17:26:47 GMT 2004

Julian Field wrote:
> How could I improve it?

I haven't played w/it yet so maybe I'm completely missing the boat, but what
about stripping out the link entirely and just turning it into straight
text?  Often, when I get an HTML mail at my home account I'll forward it to
paypal or ebay or wherever.  I use Mozilla which converts it to text so what
I end up with is the displayed text (where they want you to think you're
going) followed by the actual URL.  Don't have an example at hand, but
something like:
www,ebay,com <http;//>  (Note that I altered the
"." and ";" because Outlook wanted to make the examples actual links if I
didn't which might alter the example I'm trying to give.)

If the email is legitimate, the user has the real link right there.  They'll
have to copy/paste it into their browser, which for me would be a small
price to pay for more security...

Kevin Miller                Registered Linux User No: 307357
CBJ MIS Dept.               Network Systems Admin., Mail Admin.
155 South Seward Street     ph: (907) 586-0242
Juneau, Alaska 99801        fax: (907 586-4500

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