Phishing version and mailto: tag

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Nov 30 12:22:56 GMT 2004

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Interesting one that, I had already put in some code to handle mailto
links. However, I have added some more so that it doesn't bother
checking mailto links at all, as sending an email to one address instead
of another is (a) obvious and (b) relatively harmless.

Leonard Hermens wrote:

> Hello,
> I am running MailScanner version 4.35.11 and version
> (2004/11/29) on Red Hat Linux 9, Perl 5.8.0
> I am still getting phishing fraud notices when the mailto: doesn't match
> the URL text, for example:
> Nov 29 14:24:48 lxclk0100 MailScanner[29724]: Found phishing fraud from
> xxxxx.yyyyy at claiming to be mailto:xxxxx.yyyyy at in
> iATMOTr29939
> I seem to recall that was patched to allow this to pass.
> Do I need to run 4.36.1-1 for mailto: to check correctly with the latest
> Or should 4.35.11 be okay? I'm just a bit versioning confused
> right now. :)

Julian Field
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