[Ads-l] URL's

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 20 03:38:01 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 10:12 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> Hey, that reminds me:  does anyone know what's up with this new
> "urldefense.proofpoint.com" business?  Seems like even when you start
> out with good ol' tinyurls, they turn into these monstrosities.  Can
> anyone enlighten us?  Inquiring minds want to know!

Blame Yale! These crazy URLs only show up in posts from you and Fred,
AFAICT, so it must be some spam-proofing measure enforced by Yale's
mail servers.


Ben Zimmer

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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