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haroldo

join:2004-01-16
united state
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Silent email filtering makes iCloud an unreliable option

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Silent email filtering makes iCloud an unreliable option

These days, so much important communication is conducted by email that we expect it to be rock solid. So when emails don’t arrive—or even worse, we don’t know that they didn’t arrive—it can be worrisome.

Last November, our friends at Infoworld reported that Apple’s iCloud email system silently blocks emails containing certain phrases. And that hasn’t changed in the intervening months, as Macworld UK reports.

Granted, the phrases in question may not be the kind that you’re likely to exchange with your correspondents.

Through our own rigorous testing, we’ve managed to confirm that emails containing the phrase “barely legal teen” are simply never delivered to iCloud inboxes. In fact, we found that even emails with the offending phrase contained in an attached PDF—even a zipped PDF—were blocked....
»www.macworld.com/article/2029570···ion.html


obeythelaw
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I think it's a bit overblown. The article doesn't mention other phrases that it would block. I'd be more concerned if it wasn't a private company that was doing it. Although, it would be nice for Apple to at least leave the junk mail in the junk folder.