Checking URL on picture

David Jones djones at
Tue Jan 30 12:15:25 UTC 2018

If you have Thunderbird setup, then click the "More" button, then "View Source" then copy that text, redacted the local part of the recipient, then paste it into

From: Eoin Kim <Eoin.Kim at>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 5:07 PM
To: MailScanner Discussion
Cc: David Jones
Subject: RE: Checking URL on picture

Thanks David,

So just download the message file and edit the receiver email address? I'll try. Thanks.


-----Original Message-----
From: MailScanner [ at] On Behalf Of David Jones via MailScanner
Sent: Tuesday, 30 January 2018 8:52 AM
To: mailscanner at
Cc: David Jones <djones at>
Subject: Re: Checking URL on picture

On 01/29/2018 04:39 PM, Eoin Kim wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> Thanks for your help. But couldn't it be done in the phishing check on MailScanner instead of putting a SA rule? Thanks again.
> Eoin

I don't think you can't do a simple "uri" rule like that on content in
an image.  Please post the entire message via so we can see
the full headers and body.  You may/should redact the email address but
don't change anything else.  I would like to run it through my
MailScanner and see how it scores.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner [ at] On Behalf Of Peter Lemieux
> Sent: Tuesday, 30 January 2018 8:35 AM
> To: MailScanner discussion <mailscanner at>
> Subject: Re: Checking URL on picture
> On 01/29/2018 05:04 PM, Eoin Kim wrote:
>> Is there any way to check hyperlink on a picture and block the message?
>> I guess this is similar to phishing check? Thanks a lot.
> You can do it in SpamAssassin with the "uri" keyword:
> uri NO_GOOGLE     /google\.com/i
> score NO_GOOGLE   10
> With a score of ten, any message containing a URL that points to
> would likely be marked as a "high-scoring" spam and handled per your rules.
> Peter

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