Roland Perry lists at
Wed Mar 30 22:25:18 BST 2011

In article <op.vs57b4rm6hl8nm at>, Charles Lindsey 
<chl at> writes
>> As for the legality of filtering outgoing (or indeed incoming) 
>>emails;   they are either being dropped, or "returned to sender", 
>>neither of which   is interception.
>It all boils down to that "whether it has been made available to a 
>person"  business that got us bogged down with Phorm.

Not quite, because filtering out Spam can be considered as a bona-fide 
management issue by the ISP, and therefore exempt.

Just like Virus scanning, which if we accept for a moment is 
Interception because it's made available to a machine with a sysadmin - 
or whatever that argument is - doesn't break the law for the same 
Roland Perry

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