Posted by matijs 31/01/2010 at 12h18
Today I got an email from someone using a hotmail account. At the bottom was the following text:
Hotmail: Trusted email with Microsoft’s powerful SPAM protection. Sign up now.
The text “Sign up now” links to a URL that is completely opaque. Not in the old-style non-Web-2.0 company website way, where at least the domain name would tell you it’s a legitimate link to one of the company’s websites. No, it’s domain part was
If we/they/whoever expect people to click such links, how can we ever expect people stop clicking links like
It’s almost as bad as training people to give their email login and password to any site that asks them to.