Charles Lindsey chl at
Wed Mar 30 20:04:02 BST 2011

On Wed, 30 Mar 2011 01:45:16 +0100, Jon Ribbens  
<jon+ukcrypto at> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 09:43:04PM +0100, Charles Lindsey wrote:
>> 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.
> It's entirely standard practice to scan for spam on incoming email,
> why would outgoing email be any different legally?

Customers of ISPs usually have an option to subscribe or not to their spam  
filter feature. I think it is important to be able to opt out of it,  
otherwise you will never know that some false positives were getting lost.

But there seems to be no option not to have your outgoing mail checked. If  
it bounced back to you, then at least you would know. But, as we have just  
seen, false positives abound.

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