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phpmailer download cause for worry?

Warning message about downloading phpmailer version 5.2.4.zip from website: https://code.google.com/a/apache-extras.org/p/phpmailer/downloads/list both in Google and Firefox. Not sure I want to download if these warnings are asking me not to.

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Hi, Teresa Camarillo-Mandell:

What warnings are you getting? Clicking the link you provided, I don't see any warnings at all...

If you are able to, can you explicitly type the message error you're getting, or a screenshot of the error message you're coming across so I and other members of the Treehouse community can better analyze what you're going through with phpmailer?

This is probably not the site you are looking for! You attempted to reach phpmailer.apache-extras.org.codespot.com, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as *.googlecode.com. This may be caused by a misconfiguration on the server or by something more serious. An attacker on your network could be trying to get you to visit a fake (and potentially harmful) version of phpmailer.apache-extras.org.codespot.com. You should not proceed, especially if you have never seen this warning before for this site. Proceed anyway Back to safety

Hi Kevin,

I attempted to cut and past the message above from the window that was diplayed. Does this make any sense? Should I just download anyway? The version of the PHPmailer used in the videos is no longer listed.


Updates typically happen with libraries (and that's a good sign that it is continually being maintained and still considered useful by the contributors that upgraded it).

The simplest course of action would be to download it and follow the instructions originally provided in the videos.

If something doesn't work, see the release notes to see if a property or method had its functionality changed since the version described in the video.

Ah, this can happen sometimes depending on your settings on Chrome, Firefox, or another browser.

I've personally had this issue in the past sometimes, but I don't have a clear understanding how it analyzes whether this warning makes sense or not. One of the reasons you may be receiving that message is the path of redirects needed for you to go to that URL because of where you are geographically (doubtful).

Anyhow, from what I can tell, this particular URL is safe.

Thank you, Kevin!