> Do you think this is an appropriate way for a *major* ISP to combat a
> virus (you might note a hint of sarcasm in my question there ;-) What
> next, block messages with the subject "hi"???
Another UK ISP -- supranet or something -- blocked my message to one of
its customers because the subject included the horrifying word "free"
and ergo had to be spam, case closed, and the firm's duty to serve
mandated protecting her from my evil email. She and I were discussing
the band named Free, and apparently this brilliant anti-spam measure had
just been instituted, because my earlier messages to her had gone
through without impediment.
I changed the subject line, remailed it, and suggested she take her
business to a less paternalistic provider.
In some circles, "test" and "free" are four-letter words.