Re: A new level of spam?

Subject: Re: A new level of spam?
From: "Guy K. Haas" <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 08:38:39 -0700

Dan is correct.

I always point to a link and look to see where Firefox says it is going
before clicking it. I mistrust HTML messages more than text messages
but hover-and-eyeball all links.

There ARE Add-ons for Thunderbird (my primary mail client), but so far
they do not appear to be any better than my "by hand" method.

--Guy K. Haas
Software Exegete in Silicon Valley


On 8/21/2008 8:03 AM, Dan Goldstein wrote:
> None of these solutions sound like they'll warn you about malicious
> links in e-mail messages -- only in the browser.
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Guy K. Haas [mailto:guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com]
>> Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:59 AM
>> To: Larry Usselman
>> Cc: Dan Goldstein; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> Subject: Re: A new level of spam?
>>
>> On 8/21/2008 7:43 AM, Larry Usselman wrote:
>>> I highly recommend the WOT (Web of Trust) free Internet security
>>> plug-in for your browser. It does an excellent job of
>> alerting you to
>>> dangerous or otherwise undesirable (Trojans, viruses,
>> phishing, porn,
>>> scams, etc.) sites BEFORE you click and find yourself
>> somewhere you'd
>>> rather not be. It displays a small color-coded icon next to any
>>> hyperlinks, advising you of the relative safety of that site. The
>>> accuracy of the coding is quite good and is updated constantly via
>>> user input.
>>>
>>> Here's the WOT site: http://www.mywot.com/
>> I've been using NoScript for quite a while. I visited the
>> WOT site, by
>> seeking it out through Firefox > Tools > Add-Ons, and
>> looked at some recent comments at the bottom of their page:
>>
>> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3456
>>
>> Looks like NoScript is a better tool:
>>
>> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722
>>
>> --Guy K. Haas
>> Software Exegete in Silicon Valley
>>
>>
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References:
RE: A new level of spam?: From: Bonnie Granat
Re: A new level of spam?: From: Suzette Leeming
RE: A new level of spam?: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: A new level of spam?: From: Larry Usselman
Re: A new level of spam?: From: Guy K. Haas
RE: A new level of spam?: From: Dan Goldstein

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