Thunderbird’s Anti-Phishing Detection

By Deane Barker on January 23, 2005

Mozilla Thunderbird Gains Phishing Detection: Even more Thunderbird excellence is coming in a future release.

Thunderbird will display a confirmation dialogue when the user follows a link in an email to a site that looks like it might be part of a phishing scam. The dialogue is currently triggered when visiting a URL with a numeric IP address instead of a domain name or a URL that does not match the address displayed in the message’s link text.

Here are screenshots of the feature in action.