IP phishing false positive

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at USHERBROOKE.CA
Fri Apr 15 18:40:02 IST 2005

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Mark Nienberg wrote:

> MailScanner is warning about phishing fraud for links that contain IP
> addresses even if the IP address matches the display text.
> <>Example:
> MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from ""
> claming to be
> MailScanner 4.40.11-1

This is probably why:
# While detecting "Phishing" attacks, do you also want to point out links
# to numeric IP addresses. Genuine links to totally numeric IP addresses
# are very rare, so this option is set to "yes" by default. If a numeric
# IP address is found in a link, the same phishing warning message is used
# as in the Find Phishing Fraud option above.
# This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
Also Find Numeric Phishing = yes


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