iCloud’s Spam Filtering Black Hole

Dan Moren and Lex Friedman:

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.

Sounds to me like an overzealous spam filter, not some sort of censorship, but the result is the same.

Friday, 1 March 2013