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This month in email: September 2013

Looking back through the month of September there were a couple things talked about on the blog. Legal cases discussed I wrote quite a bit about the Google wiretapping case. In this potential class action suit, a number of plaintiffs are suing Google for intercepting emails in violation of the federal wiretapping statutes and state wiretapping […]

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Google wiretapping case, what the judge ruled

Yesterday I reported that the judge had ruled on Google’s motion to dismiss. Today I’ll take a little bit deeper look at the case and the interesting things that were in denial of the motion to dismiss. Google is being sued for violations of federal wiretapping laws, the California invasion of privacy act (CIPA) and […]

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Judge sides with plaintiff, refuses to dismiss wiretapping suit against Google

Judge Koh published her ruling on Google’s motion to dismiss today. It’s a 43 page ruling, which I’m still digesting. But the short answer is that Google’s motion was denied almost in total. Google’s motion was granted for two of the claims: that email is confidential as defined by the California Invasion of Privacy Act […]

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Yahoo trying to cope with misdirected email

Techcrunch says Yahoo is announcing a new “this is not me” button for email sent to recovered addresses.

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Recycled Yahoo addresses and PII leaks

Infoweek interviewed a number of people who acquired new Yahoo addresses during Yahoo’s address recycling and reuse process. It seems that at least for some small percentage of former Yahoo users, there is a major risk of information going to the wrong people. I can gain access to their Pandora account, but I won’t. I […]

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Does mail volume contribute to blocking?

There are two extreme opinions I see among marketing agencies and email senders when it comes to volume. One group seems to think that volume alone triggers blocks. Another group thinks volume never affects delivery. As with many things in delivery reality is at neither extreme. Sending lots of mail isn’t the problem. Sending lots […]

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Ad-hoc analysis

I often pull emails into a database to analyze them, but sometimes I want something simpler. Emails are typically stored in one of two ways: mbox format, where an entire mailbox is stored in a single file, and maildir format, where a mailbox is a directory with one file in it for each email. My […]

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SpamArrest Loses in Court

Internet law expert Eric Goldman points out that winning anti-spam lawsuits is hard. SpamArrest just learned that the hard way, he explains. If you weren’t aware, SpamArrest (whose website proclaims “SPAM ARREST WORKS!”) is a vendor of a Challenge/Response-based anti-spam filtering system. The way that works is, if you’re using a C/R-based system, any time […]

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Things real people don’t say about advertising

My favorite is about the call to action, but it’s probably not quite safe for work. Sadly, I do sometimes try and figure out what segment I’m in that caused me to get a particular ad.

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ISP Relationships

Delivra has a new whitepaper written by Ken Magill talking about the value (or lack thereof) of relationships with ISPs. In Ken’s understated way, he calls baloney on ESPs that claim they have great delivery because they have good relationships with ISPs. He’s right. I get a lot of calls from potential clients and some […]

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