[CLUG-chat] ISPs adding footer to scanned emails

Bretton Vine bretton at hivemind.net
Fri Nov 17 14:09:17 SAST 2006

David Kent said the following on 2006/11/17 11:35 AM:
> Anybody know anything about a so-called international law requiring an ISP to 
> tag a footer onto every email message they've scanned for viruses? That's the 
> explanation my ISP is giving me.

There is no such law. However technically 'scanning for virus/spam' is
similar to passive interception which is not allowed without a warrant and
the appropriate law enforcement organisation.

> About a week ago my ISP started adding this footer to the body of every
> email message I pop from their mailserver:

They're a member of ISPA. The following applies:


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