All of a sudden Optus SPAM filer is trapping a genuine daily email from my broker. Was working fine. Borker's email address is in my contacts in webmail....
I have opened one of the emails and flagged it as "not spam" which forces the email back into my inbox...... but does not remember that and the net day's email goes into SPAM.... Help!!
Solved! Solved: Go to Solution.
Problem solved (I hope) by luck...
I replied to my contact and Optus blocked the email on the way out - told me to contact "email@example.com". Which I did and they have already advised that i is now corrected.....
If ony the online chat team were aware of this escalation point/process.....
(and supposedly openeing an email in the SPAM folder and clicking NOT SPAM, should correct the filter automatically but simetimes manual intervention is required).
Ah, sorry we couldn't get to you sooner @Geoffa56.
I'm glad we were able to figuire this one out.
All OptusNet email is subject to the Optus Spam & Phishing Filter. On occassion, emails may incorrectly be filtered.
For anyone else experiencing the same, I'll leave this below:
If you feel that an email that you've sent is being incorrectly blocked by the filter, follow these steps to have us re-assess your email and provide you with a resolution.
HOW TO REQUEST A REVIEW OF YOUR EMAIL
I have been waiting for seven days for a reply / review to ongoing 'mail block review' to an email address of a business associate that I've been emailing for more than four years.
Why now and why is the review taking so long?
Do you have the details of who you are waiting for a reply from so we can try to follow this up?
This has been going on since 25/02/2020
I am waiting for a reply from:- Optus Consumer Solutions Team
I tried to email again this morning to the same address and still got blocked! This is really frustrating. I have worked with these people for five+ years and never before had this problem.
Glad to hear it's finally been resolved for you.
I was having a similarly frustrating issue and I've just worked out how to fix it.
Looking at a fragment of the email header I saw this (I've redacted the line and inserted the <removed> text):
X-optus-cm-analysis v=2.3 cv=<removed> c=1 sm=1 tr=0 p=<removed> a=<removed> a=<removed> ...
Doing some research I found that if there is a "p=" in the analysis fingerprint this indicates the email has been deemed to be spam (whether it is or not).
I also worked out that the "cm" in the above is Cloudmark. Turns out they have a page for reporting accuracy issues relating to spam:
To fix the problem you'll need to download the incorrectly flagged spam email:
Then on that Cloudmark page click the "Request support" button, enter your details, put "False positive spam email" or similar in the summary, add a brief description of the problem and attach the intact email you saved out. Set Priority to P4, Reproducibility to "Every Time" (if it is happening repeatedly for the same sender) and click Submit.
I got a reply within a few minutes from Cloudmark and they fixed the problem (I've deidentified the quoted email here:
Dear <my name>,
Thank you for contacting Cloudmark.
Domain domain<dot>org was the reason for spam verdict.
I have reset it and you should be good to go now.
Brilliant service. Problem solved.
The below instructions are as clear as mud.
Step 1 seems to say, forward the original email to mailblockreview.
So what is Step 2. I have to explain why I am sending an email, my role? And you want to know the PURPOSE of an email! What's the purpose of a letter? Of a phone call?
I sent in my best guess for steps 1 and 2 three days ago and I am still waiting! My email to the same person is blocked again tonight. You appear to have blocked the person I am sending an email to. Why?