Links appearing in your UBmail are scanned and made safer to click.
As new email comes in, any links or URLs (web addresses) in the email are scanned and rewritten to be safer. This protects you from accidentally clicking on malicious code that could harm your computer or steal your personal information.
Information contained in a Safe Link URL:
What does https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com do with this data (is it stored)?
Is there a way to automatically undo the Safe Link re-writing when forwarding a message?
Additional Safe Link nuances:
|Mail Flow Source||Mail Flow Destination||Safe Links Inserted||Safe Links Not Inserted|
|Exchange Online||Exchange On-Premise||X|
|Exchange Online||Exchange Online||X|
|Exchange On-Premise||Exchange On-Premise||X|
|Exchange On-Premise||Exchange Online||X|
|Client||Formatting||Body Text||Hover||Preview Pane Bottom Bar|
|Outlook||Plain Text||Safe Link||Safe Link||Safe Link|
|Outlook||HTML||No Safe Link||No Safe Link||Safe Link|
|Outlook Legacy Versions||Plain Text||Safe Link||Safe Link||Safe Link|
|Outlook Legacy Versions||HTML||No Safe Link||Safe Link||Safe Link|
|Third Party Clients||Plain Text||Safe Link||Client Dependent||Client Dependent|
|Third Party Clients||HTML||No Safe Link||Client Dependent||Client Dependent|
|Configuration||Safe Link URL Behavior|
|No Signing Configured on Device||SafeLink URLs change to reflect your email address|
|Signing Disabled by Default and Send Unsigned||SafeLink URLs change to reflect your email address|
|Signing Disabled by Default and Send Signed||SafeLink URLs do NOT change to reflect your email address|
|Signing Enabled by Default and Send Unsigned||SafeLink URLs do NOT change to reflect your email address – This is the outlier vs expectations. It is possible certain message headers are crafted before signing cert is removed|
|Signing Enabled by Default and Send Signed||SafeLink URLs do NOT change to reflect your email address|
Is it always safe to click on a Safe Link?
While Safe Links make clicking on most links in your UBmail safer, there’s still some risk. You should continue exercising caution when clicking on links in email. Learn more about recognizing a phishing attempt.
Why am I receiving emails with links that are long and unreadable?
The message may have been sent in plain text. Most modern email (including Exchange Online) uses HTML-formatted text.
How can I get a nicer-looking link to copy and paste?
Use any one of the following tips:
Is there a way to request a URL be allow listed?
UBIT is reviewing the policy and configuration around Safe Links allow listing.