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Link actions

​​ Disposition actions

Create actions for emails with specific dispositions. URL defang means that every URL in an email of the selected type will be rewritten so that the user cannot follow the link. For example, https://www.example.com will become https[:]//www[.]example[.]com.

To update or create a new disposition action:

  1. Log in to the Area 1 dashboard.
  2. Go to Settings (the gear icon).
  3. On Email Configuration, go to Email Policies > Link Actions.
  4. In Disposition Actions select Edit.
  5. For each disposition, such as MALICIOUS, SPAM, and BULK, choose the action you want to perform.

Email Link Isolation rewrites links in emails and opens them in a browser tab where all page contents are fetched and rendered on a remote server. When this feature is enabled, any malware that might be present in a web page or email link, for example, is isolated at the server level and will not infect and compromise the client network at the endpoint.

Suspicious hyperlinks are system-determined, and triggered by a dynamic isolation list maintained by Cloudflare’s security team.

​​ Previous disposition actions

When you enable Email Link Isolation, Cloudflare no longer takes into account URL actions based on the email’s dispositions. URL actions are, rather, based on attributes of the link.

Link rewriting applies to all email dispositions. If you have link actions set for other dispositions, you will see a warning when enabling Email Link Isolation. This indicates that Email Link Isolation’s rewriting will apply globally.

To enable Email Link Isolation you must have an inline deployment for your Area 1 setup. Email Link Isolation is not available if Area 1 is deployed through journaling or BCC setups.

Email Link Isolation can only be used when there are no other security applications doing URL rewrites. Double link rewrites are not supported.

To enable Email Link Isolation:

  1. Log in to the Area 1 dashboard.
  2. Go to Settings (the gear icon).
  3. On Email Configuration, go to Email Policies > Link Actions.
  4. Scroll to Email Link Isolation and enable it.

Email Link Isolation is now enabled.

​​ URL rewrite ignore patterns

Use this option to ignore rewrites on URLs matching specific patterns. This feature allows you to ensure that internal corporate services never have links rewritten for them.

  1. Log in to the Area 1 dashboard.
  2. Go to Settings (the gear icon).
  3. On Email Configuration, go to Email Policies > Link Actions.
  4. Scroll to URL Rewrite Ignore Patterns.
  5. Add a new URL pattern to URL pattern and select Add Pattern.