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How pervasive is ISP outbound email filtering?

Erris (531066) writes | more than 6 years ago

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A member of the Baton Rouge LUG noticed that Cox checks the text of outgoing email and rejects mail containing key phrases. I was aware of forced inbox filtering that has caused problems and been abused by other ISPs

A member of the Baton Rouge LUG noticed that Cox checks the text of outgoing email and rejects mail containing key phrases. I was aware of forced inbox filtering that has caused problems and been abused by other ISPs in China and here. I've also read about forced use of ISP SMTP and outbound throttling, but did not know they outbound filtered as well. How prevalent and justified is this practice? Wouldn't be better to cut off people with infected computers than to censor the internet? Why do we insist on supporting Windows when there are free alternatives?

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Let's play a game! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22256878)

Can you guess which sentence was left off when Zonk promoted this to the front page?

Oh my (1)

dedazo (737510) | more than 6 years ago | (#22294178)

I wonder who this LUG member might be. Is it the same LUG member that thinks "M$" keeps a file on him? And claims someone "smeared" him by confusing him with - get this - "Slashdot users Twitter and Erris"?

http://brlug.net/pipermail/general_brlug.net/2008-January/018156.html [brlug.net]

Nah, it couldn't possibly be.

Sometimes I wonder what it feels to be a habitual liar while accusing everyone else of the same thing. But mostly I don't.

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