Hey community, it looks like Office 365 Safelinks is flagging Constant Contact Blast Links as Malicious as shown in the picture, I was hoping we could come together and get Microsoft or Constant Contact to get Microsoft to remove Constant Contact from the global domain blocklist, supposedly per a Microsoft rep "as long as constant contact supplies Microsoft with the information they request it should be removed pretty quickly."
Thank you for reaching out to the Constant Contact Community. It's my pleasure to assist you today.
I'm sorry you are running into the issue with malicious links in Office 365. We are aware of the issue and have reached out to Microsoft for more information on what we should do to correct it. If you haven't reported the issue to Microsoft as well, you can do so here. That should expedite resolving the issue if our mutual customers are reporting the problem to both companies. I will also request that our team reach out to you when the issue is resolved. In the meantime, if there is anything else we can do for you please let us know.
Thank you for contacting Constant Contact. Have a great weekend.
We're sorry about this issue and appreciate you reaching out about it. Please know our programmers are working directly with Microsoft to get it resolved as quickly as possible! In the meantime, we encourage you to also report this issue to Microsoft as it will help to expedite the resolution. In addition, I have requested that you be notified via email when it is resolved (notification will be sent to the main contact email address for your account.)
We seem to have the same issue.
I Would like to be notified when the issue is resolved as well.
In the meantime, I'll try to report the issue to microsoft as proposed.
We are experiencing the same issue. It would have been nice if Constant Contact had advised their clients as to this issue.
We now have a survey out with some people who don't trust the link. I can't even tell our member community in good faith that they should ignore the warning.
Not very happy right now.
Thank you for your replies regarding this issue. I apologize for the inconvenience this might have caused. I can understand how sending campaigns to customers that are showing up as malicious can be harmful to the trust of the customers. Our developers are working quickly to try to get a resolution. In the meantime, we encourage you to also report this issue to Microsoft as it will help to expedite the resolution. I will make sure you are notified when it is resolved. If you have any further questions for me, please feel free to ask.
Thank you for your post! The issue is not fully resolved as of yet. The Malicious Website messages have not affected all Office 365 users and Microsoft could be making changes to try and resolve it if you were experiencing it previously. If you have anymore questions or information regarding this issue please let us know!
A word of caution: I believe there is no problem with sending a test mail from the previews, but the problem occurs only when a campaign is sent out "for real". The difference is that the links are modified to be able to provide tracking information, which "test/preview" emails don't have.
We want to thank you all for reaching out to us and relaying your concerns about this issue. We wanted to give you a little more insight into what is happening from our end and what we are doing to work towards a resolution. Our Mail Operations team has looked into the tracking links that we use (r20.rs6) to ensure that there is not a larger issue with the urls, and we are happy to report that there are no other URL scanning services that are blocking the links. This means that this issue is only appearing for some people who are using Office 365, not all Office 365 users. Our Standards and ISP Relations team has been working with the Office 365 folks to fix this for our mutual customers.
While we do not have a resolution or a timeframe for a resolution currently, we did want to let you know about a couple of things about this:
We understand that the delivery of your emails, as well as the ability to take action and direct your audience to your website or any other URL, is pertinent to your business. We will continue working on this issue internally as well as with the Office 365 team until we have a resolution. As we have any additional information on this, we are happy to share here in this Community thread.
You have both been added to the list for follow up when this has been resolved. Thank you for your patience.
Thank you for reaching out to us! You have both been added to the list for follow up when this has been resolved. Thank you for your patience.
We are having the same issue. Please add us to the response list for when this problem is resolved.
National Association of State Workforce Agencies
Thank you for reaching out to the Community! We have added your account to the queue of people to be notified when this is resolved.
"Our reporting metrics can provide a list of bounced contacts that we recommend for removal. Use this to you advantage to improve your delivery and engagement, clean your lists, and keep your subscription costs down!" - WillSee Article
"Including too many links in an email may shift attention from your main call-to-action. Limit links to keep the goal clear." - KyleSee Article
"Did you know? You can send unlimited test emails to your verified email address, but only 50 in a 24-hour period to non-verified email addresses." - NickSee Article
The holidays have come and gone. For many seasonal businesses, this means the rush of shoppers has decreased as well. Instead of turning off the lights and waiting for spring, make your email marketi...See Article