Transparent hijacking of SMTP submission...

John Levine johnl at iecc.com
Sat Nov 29 20:17:45 UTC 2014


>i think of it as an intentional traffic hijack.  i would be talking to a
>lawyer.

If the lawyer says anything other than that 47 USC 230(c)(2)(A)
provides broad immunity for ISP content filtering, even if the filters
sometimes screw up, you need a new lawyer.

Filtering STARTTLS on port 587 is pretty stupid, but not everything
that's stupid is illegal.

R's,
John

PS: I know enough technical people at Comcast that I would be
extremely surprised if it were Comcast doing this.  There's plenty not
to like about the corporation, but the technical staff are quite
competent.


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