Solved

How to disable hyperlinks in e-mails (Exchange 2007, OWA and Outlook 2000-2010)

Posted on 2010-09-10
3
2,521 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I'm looking for recommendations for disabling hyperlinks in email messages.  We have users that use OWA, Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010.  Our email server is Exchange 2007 and we filter incoming email through Postini.  We still have users that click on hyperlinks and end up at some malicious site.

Is there any third party program or way to disable the ability to click on the hyperlinks?  We want all users to copy and paste URL's if they need to visit a site.  We've thought about switching to text only for emails, but would prefer not to go that route.
0
Comment
Question by:RickAstley
3 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
endital1097 earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
the only possible solution is to force plain text messages
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:GurdeepJohal
Comment Utility
Service pack 2 for Outlook 2003 added two new security features: all mail is displayed in plain text only and hyperlinks are disabled in the Junk email folder, additionally all hyperlinks in messages which are identified as potential phishing attempts are disabled in any folder.  So if you have not done so, update Outlook 2003 to SP2.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:RickAstley
Comment Utility
Unfortunately, this is probably the best answer.  I would prefer a method that involved stripping out the code that enabled hyperlinks, but I haven't been able to find anything.
0

Featured Post

Are your corporate email signatures appalling?

Is it scary how unprofessional your email signatures look? Do users create their own terrible designs and give themselves stupid job titles? You can make this a lot easier for yourself by choosing an email signature management solution from Exclaimer today.

Join & Write a Comment

Nothing in an HTTP request can be trusted, including HTTP headers and form data.  A form token is a tool that can be used to guard against request forgeries (CSRF).  This article shows an improved approach to form tokens, making it more difficult to…
If you don't know how to downgrade, my instructions below should be helpful.
In this video we show how to create a Distribution Group in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >>…
In this video we show how to create an Address List in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Organization >> Ad…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now