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Seesnap is inserting a bit.ly link. That is not permitted. Otherwise, all other test messages are delivering that do not contain this link.

@srickar​ I'm having this issue too are you able to assist?

<postmaster@tmomail.net>: host

    d79033b.ess.barracudanetworks.com[x.x.x.x] said: 550 permanent

    failure for one or more recipients (xxx.xxx.xxxx@tmomail.net) (in

    reply to end of DATA command)

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Yes I sure can help! I sent you a follow request.

Hello,

We already figured it out with you on another forum.

Thanks again for your help.

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Glad to hear could get it resolved, but was replying to @magenta516558

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Hi,  you were able to help me a couple of months ago, but we just started seeing a block again.  Not sure why.  Here are the details of the message:

<480xxxxxx@tmomail.net>: host

    d79033a.ess.barracudanetworks.com[209.222.82.132] said: 550 permanent

    failure for one or more recipients (480xxxxxxxx@tmomail.net:554 rejecting

    banned content) (in reply to end of DATA command)

---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: info@drivebuytech.com

To: 480xxxxxxx@tmomail.net

Cc:

Bcc:

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:25:54 -0500 (CDT)

Subject:

602-xxx-xxxx replied to Ad Code(RKTxxxx) with: 'Price ?'

This was the first bounce we got, but subsequent messages are bouncing as well.  Can you give me an idea of what could be causing the issue?  We haven't changed anything wrt to content sent.  maybe a rule change?  Any help is appreciated.  I can be reached at 877-848-4045.  Thanks

I'm getting this as well, can anyone help?

I actually have Walmart Family Plan via T-Mobile

SMTP error from remote server for TEXT command, host: d79033a.ess.barracudanetworks.com (209.222.82.147) reason: 550 permanent failure for one or more recipients (xxxxxxxxxx@tmomail.net:5

54 rejecting banned content)

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Hi, just checking in again on this.  Is there someone at T-mobile I can get in touch with about whitelisting?

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generic reply envelopes such as info@, postmaster@, webmaster@, root@, sales@, are spam sources and are not permitted at this time.

So, you're filtering on the info sender?  Is there a way to get whitelisted?  We're not sending content unless someone asks for it.

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Sorry cannot whitelist external senders. There is a spam outbreak that is using info@ so I cannot unblock at this time.

We are getting a similar issue with our employees/your customers. Is there anything my company can do?

@srickar​, I am having the same problem. WE were successfully sending emails (domain authenticated) yesterday from our field services devices to TMobile numbers. This morning, they seemed to be blocked. What can we do?

From our email provider SendGrid:

Received by d79033b.ess.barracudanetworks.com   

  Delivered

 

  Blocked

2019/10/23 10:17am UTC-04:00

The tmomail.net server blocked this message from being delivered. While we won't try to send this message again, we will attempt to send new messages to this address in the future.

You can view all addresses in your Blocks suppression group. Learn more.


Full response from the tmomail.net server:

550 permanent failure for one or more recipients (1xxxyyyzzzz@tmomail.net:blocked)

@srickar, let me know if you need the sending domain, or the phone numbers that were sent to.

Thank you @srickar for your reply.

We generate appointment confirmations to clients a day before their

appointment.  Our email address is @colorboxsalon. Here is

the response I am getting when emailing to a T-Mobile client:

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software. A

message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its

recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

xxxxxxxxxx@tmomail.net SMTP error from remote mail server after end of

data: host d79033b.ess.barracudanetworks.com : 550

permanent failure for one or more recipients (xxxxxxxxxx@tmomail.net:554

rejecting banned content)

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If possible, please edit/remove identifying information in your cut and paste.

The appointment reminders are passing just messages that discuss Facebook. I checked, and the reason why this is blocking is a facebook URL is pasted in the message body. This type of block is necessary because spammers are sending out similar facebook spam containing adult content. If you could please remove the facebook footer from messages they will also start passing.

Thank you, srickar!  That did the trick.

Hello @srickar​​  I seem to be having the same problem as others. It seems like it started Friday evening, and I've checked that we are passing SPF, DMARC and DKIM checks in the headers. It's only happening with tmomail.net and mymetropcs.com (which I believe is an MVNO through you guys) no problems through att, verizon, sprint etc.

Created Date:

10/22/2019 3:19:54 PM

Sender Address:

Info@answernational.com

Recipient Address:

XXXXXXXXXX@tmomail.net

Subject:

Your Messages


Error Details

Reported error:

550 5.7.350 Remote server returned message detected as spam -> 550 permanent failure for one or more recipients (XXXXXXXXXX@tmomail.net:554 rejecting banned content)

DSN generated by:

DM6PR19MB2489.namprd19.prod.outlook.com

Remote server:

mx207.us-east-2b.ess.aws.cudaops.com

Any help you can give is greatly appreciated.

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@ansnat​,

Did you check today? They are passing as I had made some changes yesterday 10/22 around 1230pm CDT. Please note that email could be blocked again due to matching with spam activity that's ongoing.

Reason was due to spam storm that's also using info@. It would be best to avoid using generic usernames that match with spam activity. Examples would be info@, postmaster@, admin@, test@, etc which are too generic but used by spammers which will cause your traffic to get lumped into same category. Unfortunately, spam attacks are heavy right now and can result in false positive blocking. Thanks for your understanding.

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Just informing everyone that I will be out of office October 24th and 25th and will have limited ability to answer messages. I shall return on Monday Oct. 28th. And of course you may always contact T-Mobile TEXperts at 611 and submit a ticket for @tmomail.net if you are experiencing issues with email delivery. Thanks.

Hi @srickar​.

Did you see my post above? I saw you try to 'connect' and I accepted, but I see no response above or in my Inbox. (Was it something I said, as opposed to others?)

@srickar​ I just checked, and they are going through now.  Thank you so much unfortunately I'm stuck with generic email names Info, messages, accounting etc.

Thanks again.

Hi @srickar. On our Inbox back and forth, you quickly unblocked Mindspring, and I think you took off. I wrote back quickly we were using SendGrid. When you get this, can you check back with us (even if it is next week at this point).

Hi @srickar

I have a similar situation but its a bit different. We use an smtp Client to connect to a gmail account that sends the email.

For some reason the manual email doesn't get blocked but the email through the smtp client does.

I tried this from another smtp client on another pc as well and was still getting blocked.

Can you tell me what exactly is the banned content? If anyone else has any ideas please let me know.

I black out some parts for privacy concerns but I can dm you the full details.

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Hi @jpipvideo

I found the message based on the power of * search. 😊

You have an empty "Envelope From:" field which is a requirement for SMTP acceptance.

Please configure the sending server to have this and it will pass.

One more item to note, you have an email address with test@. That is currently not allowed because of the generic nature due to a spam storm right now posing as officially titled user names. (test@, admin@, webmaster@, postmaster@, administrator@, etc).