Logging into my Optus webmail account has become increasingly slower and now can take up to 10 minutes or it fails to log in at all. That is using "Standard" option under security. If I click on the "Secure" option it logs in straight away. Once I log out and then go to log in again it reverts to the "Standard" option.
I have tried clicking the secure option and bookmarking the page but the same problem occurs.
Is there any way that the "secure" option can be turned on permanently
@Wheelbah It you have a Bookmark / Favourite to webmail saved see if you can edit it so that uses https:// instead of http:// or retype the webmail link using https:// then save the Secure Bookmark/ Favourite.
Mine somehow defaults to secure, but it is also VERY VERY slow - opening, loading, transferring mail to folders - it doesn't matter what i do it takes forever. Occasionally I get an Error, saying connection to the server is lost, but i have not lost internet connectivity and everything else is responsive (other than Optus webmail).
On my phone it works fine, but on my laptop - no go.
What's going on?
My email is all of a sudden "defaulting" to the secure option so I can log in, albeit at snail pace. The rest of my experience is as described by @AuntyMoo
I have experienced this problem for in excess of two years and the standard reply from Optus is. "It is a free service with no guarantee so you should use some other service. " and 2. Optus is working in the background improving the service to bring you the best customer service!!"
I have had both bigpond and TPG previously and never experienced anything like this Optus problem.
I am wondering if in non-secure mode the email password is transmitted as plain text and such is able to be intercepted by anyone with access to the physical layer of Optus network.
I wouldn't be surprised.