Make links non-clickable and rename attachments?

Alex Neuman alex at
Thu Nov 4 14:54:36 GMT 2010

This is something I believe can be done with mimedefang. Haven't used it myself though.

On Nov 4, 2010, at 9:29 AM, Peter Bonivart wrote:

> We have lots of problems with users clicking on everything. If it's
> remotely interesting to them they click even on links or attachments
> that are executable. I know they should be educated but that's almost
> impossible it seems. Now I have gotten two requests:
> 1. Can we make links non-clickable? Outlook finds links even in plain
> text, it would mean more work to have to copy and paste into a web
> browser. I'm thinking one implementation would be to replace every dot
> with space-dot-space or similar.
> 2. Can we rename attachments? If attachments weren't executable but
> had to be saved to another name (from e.g. it would also
> mean more work for the user. I'm thinking one implementation would be
> to have files denied by filename/filetype rules be renamed with a
> suffix added. As an option of course.
> The extra work needed may give these users (mostly PHB types) the time
> they need to remember it's not a good thing to click on everything
> they didn't ask for in the first place.
> Any ideas how to proceed? Anyone already have something similar implemented?
> /peter
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