I have generated a mail from my website which has some link with target specified as _blank

<a href="http://foo.com" target="_blank">foo</a>

but when i checked in mailinator, it was changed to _other

<a href="http://foo.com" target="_other">foo</a>

So, can anyone tell me why it's changed and how to prevent it from changing?

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It seems to be the way Mailinator processes all hyperlinks. I sent emails to a Mailinator account with links that had three different target settings:

<a href="http://foo.com" target="_blank">foo</a>
<a href="http://foo.com" target="_new">foo</a>
<a href="http://foo.com" target="_self">foo</a>

All three showed up in the Mailinator inbox as target="_other". All three also opened up in a new tab, just as target="_blank" would do.

If you want to contact Mailinator support to ask them about why they do that or see if they have a workaround (though I'm not sure what the use case for needing one would be) their email is [email protected].

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