Can't send or receive emails with a certain URL.

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  1. eemin, Aug 2, 2015
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    eemin macrumors newbie

    eemin

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    I sent an email to my friend the other day but he couldn't receive it. I tested several email providers to find out what the problem was. I came to know It only happened on Apple mail. Then I noticed there were some URLs (not hyperlinks) in the email message. So I deleted them one by one and send it again and again. The culprit was an URL named 'http://www.friendstranscripts.tk/'. I deleted the URL and strangely could send it. (I could send and receive the email with the URL without any problems by Gmail though)


    Can anyone explain this? (If you wanna see this yourself, try sending an email only included the URL, http://www.friends~~.)

    My mac is Mac Mini 2012 late and on OS X Yosemite 10.10.4.
     
  2. eemin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've just changed the address (friendstranscripts.tk => friendstranscripts.com) and resend it. It worked.
    What is the problem?
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It would appear Apple (iCloud Mail) thinks that URL is either spreading malware or a spammer. There was a post here last year of a URL like this and a coupe of us tried to send an email with the URL inside and it never went out. I think you only solution will be to call Apple and let them know what you are seeing.

    http://www.friendstranscripts.tk/

    I just sent myself a test email with this URL and it is shown as sent in Mail app, but I never received the email.

    I sent myself a second email without the URL and I received that one a coupe seconds later. So yeah, that URL over iCloud sends the message into a black hole.
     
  4. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Read the Wikipedia entry for '.tk' and you'll understand why email providers are wary.
     
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