Re: /* in URL

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Aug 1, 2003.

  1. Mr. Clean pounced upon this pigeonhole and pronounced:
    > Does the /* in this url somehow mean that the link gets redirected to
    > the "second" url in the URL?
    >
    > Please explain to me how this works and how I can filter for it
    > in the message.
    >
    > http://srd.yahoo.com/drst/expounds/*http://www.8867v.com/file/ra.gif


    You found this in a spam. For Viagra <g>.

    Your software will ignore anything before the * and show the viagra gif in
    your mail reader (assuming it is HTML-compatible).

    Adding a (usually) valid URL before the * is just another spammer trick to
    conceal their real URL.

    Filter it by turning off HTML display in your mail reader. By doing so you
    will also negate the use of the spammer web bugs that tell their servers
    you opened the mail and are a valid address.

    --
    -bts
    -This space intentionally left blank.
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Aug 1, 2003
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