Phishing detector needs to be more noticable

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
13 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: Chris Gonyea, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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(Whiteboard: closeme 2008-08-28)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4

Thunderbird's phishing detector is great, but it needs to be more noticable to
the user. Right now, the notification bar above the message body is used by junk
mail notification, show images notification, and phishing notification. However,
there is no way to differentiate between the these different types of
notifications with a quick glance. As a result, I find myself half of the time
skipping over that bar because it isn't noticable enough.

Gmail for example is perfect in this regard. When a phishing e-mail is found, a
bright red text area appears at the top of the message in order to notify the
user of what is going on. There is no way a user can miss that bright red text area.

Reproducible: Always
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Comment 2

13 years ago
I think this bug and bug #298525
(https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=298525) really are duplicates.

I do agree that using only one bar for different purposes is bad, and even worse
for the fact that the signaled conditions don't have the same level of badness.
I.e. remote images are usually just annoying, spam is definitely a waste,
phishing is a Bad Thing.
I think Thunderbird should at least rank undesirable conditions according to
their seriousness. 
QA Contact: front-end
Reporter, does the issue still occur with the latest supported 2.0.0.x / Shredder trunk nightlies?

(1.5.0.x is now end-of-life and the latest supported Thunderbird version 2 is 2.0.0.16)
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-08-28
RESO INCO per lack of response to the last question. If you feel this change was made in error, please respond to this bug with your reasons why.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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