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Apple Blocks Some Emails

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Apple's control obsession may be getting a little out of hand. The tech giant is now blocking emails with objectionable content, says Valleywag.

Cult of Mac sent a message from their me.com web interface to three non-Apple accounts, and it was blocked each time. 

The email in question read:

 The authoritarian Governments in Syria, Greece, Saudi Arabia and Yemen continue to oppress and massacre their own citizens. Their manipulative and combative attempts at controlling the media and their citizens are unethical and illegal. They continue to oppress its own citizens through beatings, harassment, jailing and killings. Stop the oppression of innocent Arab People!!! Take a stand against Authoritarian Oppressive Regimes! Equal Rights to all people!

Someone at Macintouch forums apparently got in touch with an Apple customer service rep who said: 

"I understand the wish to see some feedback from our servers regarding messages which are blocked, however doing so isn't something I imagine will happen soon. Providing a bounce back for messages we block as spam provides an essential feedback loop for spaMobileMeers. By not providing one, we keep them in the dark a little bit more."

So OK, maybe Apple isn't specifically stopping your emails on purpose. It could very well just be part of the spam filtering system. Although, it would be nice to at least get a notification just in case you're one of those people who writes legit emails that look like what Apple considers spam.

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