Re: Oracle version numbers appearing as links in posts on oracle-l

From: Carel-Jan Engel <>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 15:52:46 +0200
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Hi Don,

No, I don't think it is the client, at least not the client at the receiving end. The URL reference is already there in the source of the message.

This is the source as my ISP sent from the raw file as it was received before it was processed by their spam filter:

> <font size=3>I would suggest to upgrade to </font><a
> href=><font size=3
> color=blue><u></u></font></a><fo
> nt size=3>
> and apply the latest patches advised in Critical Patch Advisory by
> Oracle.
> </font>

The href=http:// is in there already. The ISP told me they store raw files, put them through the mailscanner and then send the result to me. He cut from raw message as received by them and sent that to me. That's the part quoted above, represented after I got it as in the OP.

The mailscanner warning is put in by the mailscanner of the provider, that's true. However, the mailscanner leaves version numbers not referred to as a link untouched.

Best regards,

Carel-Jan Engel

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. (Derek Bok) ===

On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 08:26 -0500, Don Seiler wrote:

> gmail turns them into hyperlinks but that's about it. I'm pretty sure
> it's just a client display behavior.
> Don.
> On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 7:51 AM, Carel-Jan Engel <> wrote:
> > My mail client is evolution. I've not much experience with other mail
> > clients. Is it outlook? Another client? I guess it isn't freelists that
> > tampers with the message format. Does anyone have an idea?
> --
> Don Seiler
> ultimate:
> --

Received on Thu Apr 17 2008 - 08:52:46 CDT

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