Spurious {Disarmed} link.

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Oct 16 19:29:36 IST 2008

I received a message with the following (after MailScanner):

  <u><a href="http://www.bawt.org/"><font color="red"><b>MailScanner
  has detected a possible fraud attempt from "www.bawt.org" claiming
  to be</b></font> www.bawt.org&nbsp;</a></u>

It appears the original text was

  <u><a href="http://www.bawt.org/">www.bawt.org&nbsp;</a></u>

and MailScanner sees www.bawt.org&nbsp; as being different from

Since this can be confusing to recipients, perhaps Mailscanner could
treat &nbsp; as whitespace.

The original message was composed by

User-Agent: Outspring Mail 1.0.7 (81003.15.56) Mac OS X Version 10.4.11
(Build 8S2167) i486

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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