false fraud positives with domain shorteners

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Nov 17 16:51:22 GMT 2011

on 11/16/2011 1:51 AM Joolee spake the following:
> Than, what about stuff like http://youtu.be/Hw2K9SifAXk, other Google
> shorteners, shorteners used on twitter (automated mailing systems for tweets
> will send the shortened urls) or stuff like http://twk.rs/nj4D which is a
> service provided by tweakers.net <http://tweakers.net> and points to
> http://tweakers.net/nieuws/78119/.
> It's a bit to much to mark any E-mail that includes a shortened url as spam. I
> will give all E-mails containing a shortener a spam score  of +2 but I let
> the other URL checkers in SpamAssassin and my plugins decide whether the url
> the shortened version points to is malicious.
But the OP was commenting on the fraud protection components, which was 
designed to warn about url hiding... Use it, don't use it... It was designed 
to uncover url hiding in html tags.

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