Is ISP monitoring and sometimes subsequently blocking of transmitted email content illegal?
pwt at iosis.co.uk
Sat Apr 12 12:49:07 BST 2014
The ISP that I use for sending email (and that is provider of my
landline that also provides a traditional telephone service) definitely
monitors message body text of transmitted emails because it blocks those
emails that it claims contain unacceptable material. It seems that they
use a service that has a black list of URLs that are not permitted in
body text of emails transmitted by customers of the service - sometimes
that makes it difficult to report emails containing or linking to
malware. But they don't appear to monitor content of attached files that
I send .
They don't, however, apply the same monitoring and blocking to incoming
email, as testified to by the operation of the Internet Security
software that I use and by my not getting complaints that emails don't
 So I can report a scam email by bundling its text and source code
into a Word file.
On 12/04/2014 12:12, Roland Perry wrote:
> Although the ISP I migrated away from this week was definitely
> monitoring my usage of email in case I was a spammer. The volume of
> data was unlimited, but I could only send something like 500 emails a
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