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BlueFur Phish Phinder

April 26th, 2007 at 7:41 PM (10 years ago) by Matt Freedman

BlueFur Phish Phinder has been released! Phish Phinder is an Outlook Plugin to reveal the URL on Links in messages. So, all links have the URL of them in brackets to the right of them. So, the point of it is, is you received a legit looking email, you’d be able to quickly see if it’s a fake or it’s the real deal. Useful for all those fake Paypal emails going around.

Here’s a screenshot of what it would look like:

BlueFur Phish Phinder Screenshot

So, it would essentially look like this:

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It also supports a Whitelist. So, you can go and edit a file and add email addresses you trust, so that emails from them won’t have the URLs beside the Links. One downside of the Plugin is that it can break the layout of emails/Newsletters, so the Whitelist is a great feature.

The Plugin works on Outlook 2000, 2003 and 2007 (I tested it in Beta stages with Outlook 2007 and Vista), and works on both POP3 and IMAP.

It’s also good to note that this will not apply to out going emails, it only applies when viewing your messages.

Phish Phinder will be free for everyone for 6 Months, and after that BlueFur will consider charging a nominal fee for non-BlueFur customers.

So, if you use Outlook, and you get a lot of SPAM (who doesn’t 😛 ), and you’re worried about Phishing, check out the Phish Phinder Plugin for Outlook.

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