Phishing Feature: Convert HTML To Text

Julian Field MailScanner at
Fri Oct 21 12:23:06 IST 2005

I have just added a comment to the article. Sending plain text  
messages doesn't help at all. It is trivial to write an HTML email  
message that looks exactly like a plain text one when viewed in all  
the most popular email apps.

On 21 Oct 2005, at 10:52, Dhawal Doshy wrote:

> Here's an interesting read for the phishing problem:
> "Email Phishing Problem Solved"
> And here's my point.. if the phishing net engine detects a phished  
> mail
> (post safe/white lists), have an option to convert the HTML mail to  
> text, thus making the site clearly visible if the user decides to  
> click on a link. Of course the subject modifications {Fraud?} still  
> need to be made.
> # If a phishing fraud is detected, do you want to convert all html in
> # the mail into text? For false positives, add the site to the  
> Phishing
> # Safe Sites File [%etc-dir%/]
> # This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
> Convert Phishing HTML To Text = yes
> Thoughts? ideas?
> - dhawal

Julian Field
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