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saminmn

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388 days ago

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My email reader keeps warning me of a possible problem with the newsletter links:

Thunderbird thinks this message is a scam. The links in the message may be trying to impersonate web pages you want to visit. Are you sure you want to visit go.madmimi.com?

Why are all the links to redirects?

-- Sam -- Northfield, MN


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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 366 days ago

Are you viewing the site from a restaurant or other public access point. Sometimes these seem to have more robust filters than you may have at home and the extra links set off security bells and whistles. Happens to me when I view reliable web sites when I am at Tim Hortons and other similar sites.

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saminmn

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#2 posted 365 days ago

No. I am at home using a wireless network.

The site I was going to was “go.madmimi.com” which would then send me to the LJ site. Some kind of redirect was occurring.

-- Sam -- Northfield, MN

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JustJoe

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#3 posted 365 days ago

madmimi.com provides software for automated email lists and newsletters.
This forum probably uses vbulletin software to run the forum part. vbulletin has a built-in newsletter function that is wonky and cost $$ – and the web hosting they are using will have a limit on how many emails they can send out at once because they don’t want to get blacklisted as a spammer, so it’s quite possible they’ve outsourced the newsletter bit to madmimi. Madmimi will do the mailing, and the emails will come from their server, but of course any links referenced will be sitting here in the forum so if your computer/browser is set to give warnings, and you haven’t told it to trust madmimi, you will continue to get error messages.

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#4 posted 365 days ago

This is from MadMimi in response to your question: ”Mimi redirects all of your links because that’s how we track who’s clicking on what. In order to see who has clicked on a link, it goes through a redirect, Mimi records the click, and then it it redirected to the URL you were linking to.
Let me run this by the team, as I’ve never really heard of Thunderbird doing that. I’ll get back to you with more as soon as I can.”

I haven’t heard back from them yet re: Thunderbird.

Hope that helps.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 364 days ago

ok.. here we go re: Thunderbird

(A big thank-you to MadMimi for looking into this.)

Their message:

Hey Debbie,
I wanted to get you an update on your reader’s Thunderbird question. I can’t be certain without knowing the specifics from the reader, but I have a pretty good guess :)
I believe this message only appears when the link’s text shows one URL, but the actual URL points elsewhere (like our redirect).
So if the link says “click here to visit my page”, then there shouldn’t be a problem. However, if the link text is “http://www.google.com”, then I think that’s when the issue appears (because the text is showing the actual URL and pointing to another).

——-
double messages.
I will try to remember this issue when I write the newsletters.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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saminmn

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#6 posted 362 days ago

Thanks for researching/answer. Like Firefox, I was not sure someone had not hijacked your mailing and was using it for some less than noble purpose, and then redirecting to LJ.
—Sam

-- Sam -- Northfield, MN

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