Seeing Long Links in Email


Why do the links in my email look strange?

Is it safe to click links that have have


  • Email
  • Safe Links


Safe Links is a security feature of Microsoft's Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) that proactively protects the University from malicious links in email messages and Office documents


  • Safe Links rewrites links in email following the pattern
  • You may notice the link has changed in the email message, or you may notice it only when you hover over the link
  • Safe Links analyzes a link when you click to prevent malicious websites that try to steal your password or install ransomware
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Article ID: 3996
Thu 9/19/19 12:36 PM
Fri 10/11/19 12:48 PM
KCS Article Status
WIP: Only Problem & some Environment captured
Not Validated: Complete & Resolution captured, confidence lacks in structure, content, no feedback
Validated: Complete & reusable, used by licensed KCS user, confidence in resolution & std. compliance

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Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Safe Links is a product USD purchased to protect the University from phishing, ransomware, and other malicious activity embedded in email and documents.