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The Quantum Master
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Posted: October 10, 2009, 10:13 am - IP Logged

Todd,

Could it be possible to disable Links that are sent to me in Private Messages? It can help prevent the possibility of accidently clicking on the link in the PM. I would consider this to be a Security enhancement; like most email, you have the option to enable or disable it and help keep the baddies out.

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    Posted: October 10, 2009, 11:14 am - IP Logged

    Todd,

    Could it be possible to disable Links that are sent to me in Private Messages? It can help prevent the possibility of accidently clicking on the link in the PM. I would consider this to be a Security enhancement; like most email, you have the option to enable or disable it and help keep the baddies out.

    Not a bad idea.  Are you getting spam in your PM?  Don't forget to click "Report as Spam" on any PM you get where the person has clearly mis-used PM to send spam.  On top of that, your idea definitely has merit.  Thanks for suggesting it.

     

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      The Quantum Master
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      Posted: October 10, 2009, 11:46 am - IP Logged

      No, not getting SPAM; however, when someone sends a link, we would like to prevent the possibility of accidently clicking on it until it is security checked.

      Presented 'AS IS' and for Entertainment Purposes Only.
      Any gain or loss is your responsibility.
      Use at your own risk.

      Order is a Subset of Chaos
      Knowledge is Beyond Belief
      Wisdom is Not Censored
      Douglas Paul Smallish
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        Posted: October 10, 2009, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

        If it's not broke (a problem): Don't fix it!

        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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          The Quantum Master
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          Posted: October 10, 2009, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

          If it's not broke (a problem): Don't fix it!

          This is a Proactive Security measure, not a Problem report.

          Presented 'AS IS' and for Entertainment Purposes Only.
          Any gain or loss is your responsibility.
          Use at your own risk.

          Order is a Subset of Chaos
          Knowledge is Beyond Belief
          Wisdom is Not Censored
          Douglas Paul Smallish
          Jehocifer

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            Posted: October 10, 2009, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

            This is a Proactive Security measure, not a Problem report.

            If you want to be Proactive: Don't click on any links in your Private Messages until you Security Check them.

            A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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              The Quantum Master
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              Posted: October 10, 2009, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

              If you want to be Proactive: Don't click on any links in your Private Messages until you Security Check them.

              "...prevent the possibility of accidently clicking on it..."; hmm, appears these words not registering.

              Presented 'AS IS' and for Entertainment Purposes Only.
              Any gain or loss is your responsibility.
              Use at your own risk.

              Order is a Subset of Chaos
              Knowledge is Beyond Belief
              Wisdom is Not Censored
              Douglas Paul Smallish
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                Posted: October 10, 2009, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

                "...prevent the possibility of accidently clicking on it..."; hmm, appears these words not registering.

                If you're that accident prone (paranoid): You should restrict you're own computer usage, not everyone elses.

                A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                  The Quantum Master
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                  Posted: October 11, 2009, 8:06 am - IP Logged

                  If you're that accident prone (paranoid): You should restrict you're own computer usage, not everyone elses.

                  "...the option to enable or disable it..."; uh-huh, not registering.

                  Presented 'AS IS' and for Entertainment Purposes Only.
                  Any gain or loss is your responsibility.
                  Use at your own risk.

                  Order is a Subset of Chaos
                  Knowledge is Beyond Belief
                  Wisdom is Not Censored
                  Douglas Paul Smallish
                  Jehocifer

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                    Posted: October 11, 2009, 9:05 am - IP Logged

                    "...the option to enable or disable it..."; uh-huh, not registering.

                    I guess this is when you stage a PM Event: Where you send out PM's with Unsafe Links in them to Prove Your Point that it's a Big Problem (Security Exposure) and needs to be Fixed! LOL!

                    PS: If you don't use one: You should consider using a HOSTS file. (It'll keep you from going to unsafe websites when you click on unsafe links)

                    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                      The Quantum Master
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                      Posted: October 11, 2009, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

                      I guess this is when you stage a PM Event: Where you send out PM's with Unsafe Links in them to Prove Your Point that it's a Big Problem (Security Exposure) and needs to be Fixed! LOL!

                      PS: If you don't use one: You should consider using a HOSTS file. (It'll keep you from going to unsafe websites when you click on unsafe links)

                      This not an extreme request; Outlook makes this available for the very reason we are making the request.

                      Your replies have not changed our opinion on this matter; although, it has made you suspect as to why you would be apposed to such an option.

                      Presented 'AS IS' and for Entertainment Purposes Only.
                      Any gain or loss is your responsibility.
                      Use at your own risk.

                      Order is a Subset of Chaos
                      Knowledge is Beyond Belief
                      Wisdom is Not Censored
                      Douglas Paul Smallish
                      Jehocifer