This is actually a GOOD thing
by Jimmy Greystone - 4/8/10 9:07 AM
In Reply to: Hyperlinks by Siskokid
This is actually a GOOD thing. It's extremely easy to stick a boobytrapped link into an email, and all it takes is that one wrong click to loose the hounds of hell into your system.
It's a minor inconvenience, but infinitely safer to COPY AND PASTE the URL into your web browser (which ideally wouldn't be Internet Explorer, as that would only compound the problem) then inspect it for any secondary URLs and ensure that it seems the same as it appeared in your email program. Only THEN do you visit the site. It really only takes 3-5 seconds, and it can save you from countless malware attacks, phishing scams, etc.
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