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I have been blocking the url category for web-based email per my company policy, but i am having issues with newsletters that have links. 

For example this one I have.

An email comes in to view the upcoming items for sale.

here is the link

Healthy Snacks at Work | Corporate Wellness - fresh2desk

If you look at the link

link.rm0003.net/go/mnQgWuXbk28PhBn7WSw6zw2/

I whitelist link.rm0003.net

But if you put that in the url then this is the real site.  Which i cannot allow the users to go to. 

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L5 Sessionator

Hi markk96,

I did some test. Here is my finding :

link.rm0003.net is categorized as web-based email. But since you have put it in allow list, it is accessible. But this site does change to "go.reachmail.net"

C:\Users\user>nslookup link.rm0003.net

.

Name:    go.reachmail.net <------

Address:  66.251.253.150

Aliases:  link.rm0003.net <-----

go.reachmail.net  is categorized as computer and info and that is why it is getting allowed.


There are 2 options, for the short term, you can put go.reachmail.net  in block list :


go.reachmail.net

*.go.reachmail.net

In the long run, you can request re-categorization for the url category to change it to web-based-email as well. If you are using PAN-DB you can go to following site

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering - Test A Site

You can go to brightclould site if you are using BC as your URL filtering vendor.

Hope this helps. Thank you.

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L5 Sessionator

Hi markk96,

I did some test. Here is my finding :

link.rm0003.net is categorized as web-based email. But since you have put it in allow list, it is accessible. But this site does change to "go.reachmail.net"

C:\Users\user>nslookup link.rm0003.net

.

Name:    go.reachmail.net <------

Address:  66.251.253.150

Aliases:  link.rm0003.net <-----

go.reachmail.net  is categorized as computer and info and that is why it is getting allowed.


There are 2 options, for the short term, you can put go.reachmail.net  in block list :


go.reachmail.net

*.go.reachmail.net

In the long run, you can request re-categorization for the url category to change it to web-based-email as well. If you are using PAN-DB you can go to following site

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering - Test A Site

You can go to brightclould site if you are using BC as your URL filtering vendor.

Hope this helps. Thank you.

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Yes this is helpful.  Going to be curious to see what the next email has for it next month.

Thanks

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