Oct 17 2017 01:49 PM
Oct 17 2017 01:49 PM
About a week ago, I noticed that all URLs were suddenly extremely long/obscure, and beginning with something like: https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=
It destroys the URL visibility experience.
I quickly realized that this was an Office 365 (E5) feature called ATP, but I'm not talking about Office 365 here but rather the consumer Outlook.com site.
I need to find out if we're going to be able to disable this, and when.
It's unbelievable that MS just foisted it on us, since it's not even in the vast majority of Office 365 plans! I realize that some people have been seeing it longer than one week.
Jun 13 2018 04:08 PM
The number of ways MS is crapping on its users are too many to keep track of.
One of the worst was when I joined the Insider Program for Windows 10. I ended up with no OS at all on my computer because it erased my Win8.1 license and as a reward for participating I got an invalid Win10 Pro license. They didn't even hold their end of the deal. And MS themselves said I have myself to blame for using their software. Their words, not mine.
Or what about when they disabled the support for hotmail in Windows Live Mail? Why stop users from using the "in house" mail service?
Jun 13 2018 04:12 PM
Jun 19 2018 10:04 PM
Call me paranoid, but MS reads every URL that is sent to me in an e-mail, and through Safe Links now knows every URL on which I actually click? Sounds like a great data mining opportunity to me. They may pass the URL through a screen to check it, but I just don't believe they don't also track the URLs I follow. I can't (easily) copy the URL and paste it into my browser to prevent that because now it passes first through an MS server before directing me to the real URL. Sad.
Jun 19 2018 10:44 PM
Aug 20 2018 08:29 AM
Talking to Microsoft is like talking to a brick wall? This is an insult to brick walls everywhere! How dare you!
Sep 01 2018 06:27 AM
Sep 06 2018 08:38 AM
Oct 08 2018 05:39 PM
Microsoft has ruined my experience in OUTLOOk. What possessed M$ to come up with such a cluttered behavior? As a retired engineer I am more and more frustrated by M$ changes thrust on us without notice before hand.
Nov 07 2018 04:03 AM
Sorry, but PSR has absolutely nothing to do with ATP .. Problem State Recorder - captures the screens and user action -- I would image that the Microsoft Technicians know that Abomination that is ATP looks like.
Nov 07 2018 08:44 AM
Thanks. I had no idea what PSR was or is. I did observe M$ chugging away on my modem at every move in OUTLOOK and now I know what it is called. A nice thing they did was to copy my new subdirectories I created on my Laptop access to mail (my preferred usage) to the on-line direct access. That behavior might have a different program name and I can't worry about that. M$ does what M$ wants!
The Messed up URLs for their security scheme is a pain. When I mail to family or a retiree friend I use Verizon or Yahoo at their direct site to avoid all that junk. At every reply the URL junk multiplies.
Everybody needs to push M$ for an opt-out button.
Jan 29 2019 11:41 AM
Jan 29 2019 12:27 PM - edited Jan 29 2019 12:36 PM
If it's producing 503 errors when opening one of these links, this is a service incident that's being worked on and should soon be resolved.
Jan 30 2019 03:51 AM
I still get a few 503 errors on sites sent by reliable retired engineers. WORSE, my Outlook with my Outlook.com address Takes minutes to open up. I am holding on to my WIN-7 laptop. Is Microsoft squeezing me to update?
An engineer associate uses Outlook.net and his URLs do not get encrypted! What a mystery. Microsoft is the biggest virus in the world IMHO.
Jan 30 2019 03:58 AM
How do I turn it off. I see no option. In the upper right of the normal Outlook screen there is a "Coming Soon" switch of things to come. That switch is OFF. I just had to totally install a fresh Office 365 because I lost access to all 2019 emails. I use Outlook.com on a WIN-7 HP laptop. If I turn that switch ON, will it give me the fix in your later post?
Thanks for the interest.
Jan 30 2019 04:42 AM
Jan 30 2019 05:09 AM
Do you have WIN-10? That could make a difference. Microsoft (M$) is not very helpful.