Closed Bug 1198446 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

phishing warning although the address is in my address book


(Thunderbird :: Security, defect, P3)

38 Branch
Windows 8.1


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: ich.bin.bloed, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:40.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/40.0
Build ID: 20150812163655

Steps to reproduce:

have '' in your address book
receive an email from this address

Actual results:

red Warning bar: this could be 'Phishing'

Expected results:

no warning for mails from addresses is in my address book
OS: Unspecified → Windows 8.1
Priority: -- → P3
Hardware: Unspecified → x86_64
About the address itself: this is a non-profit organization organizing on-line petitions. 
Of course they send mass e-mails (but no spam)
And of course when signing the on-line petition you enter your e-mail address on the web-page. But 
1. I have no indication for mis-use of these data so I wonder where this warning comes from and
2. if an e-mail address is in my address book I do not want this warning at all
A phishing attempt wouldn't be very successful if it came from someone unknown now would it?
(Most likely the mail contains a link that goes somewhere it doesn't look like it would go, perhaps for not necessary evil tracking purposes)
Indeed, we see address spoofing all the time.
wontfix based on comment 2
Blocks: mail-scam
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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