Peter Tomlinson pwt at
Wed Mar 30 06:13:16 BST 2011

I, too, have forwarded to them some scam emails - and some of those 
forwarded by me have been bounced as spam by the police incoming filter.

Maybe I should bin this domain name - it was registered a long time ago, 
and thus emails sent will have been harvested by the spammers a long 
time ago....


On 29/03/2011 21:43, Charles Lindsey wrote:
> Saw this on uk.comp.misc. He asks whether it is illegal. Sure seems like
> unlawful interception to me.
>> Newsgroups: uk.comp.misc
>> Subject: Re: Actionfraud
>> Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 14:34:13 +0000
>> Organization: Scott family
>> Message-ID:<imfkp7$jnn$1 at>
> On 24/03/11 09:22, Graham Harrison wrote:
>> Not so long ago there were various news items about
>> I decided it wouldn't do any harm to forward them a few scam emails so I
>> started doing just that. Then BT (my ISP) decided I was actually sending
>> spam. It hasn't stopped me sending ordinary mails but I can no longer
>> forward the spam/scam mails. I tried talking to them and their help desk
>> initially found it difficult to believe the problem was with their own
>> system (it is) and when they finally got it (or said they did) they said
>> they couldn't do anything.
>> So I went to Actionfraud whose response also suggested they didn't
>> understand that the problem is at BT and they suggested I print my mails
>> and send them to a freepost address.
>> Has anyone else had any similar experiences?
> Yep.  Bethere (as I found out) scan outgoing mails for particular
> strings (that they won't reveal - probably just a list of scam web
> sites) and assume anything containing one is spam. And of course when I
> tried to forward such an email to complain to a (probably) respectable
> ISP about one of their customers, I didn't get very far.
> And bethere's front-line CS didn't know. "You're spam-checking my mail"
> "no we're not" "yes you are - escalate the call and find out!" "Oh yes,
> so we are. Tough."
> I'm sure it's illegal to do this scanning (it's not even in their T&C's
> that they may/will), although I can understand an ISP's desire not to be
> black-listed.

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