Can My ISP Delete my Incoming Mails?
Does anyone out there know if ISPs are allowed to delete incoming mails without notification to the customer?
My ISP/Hosting Company - Webfusion - deletes incoming mails that it identifies as coming from spammers (that's right, it deletes them, it doesn't just mark them as spam or put them in a spam folder).
Some of these have turned out to be important mails regarding my investments which are sent out on behalf of the investment company by the bulk emailer, eCircle (I believe this is one of the biggest bulk email companies in Europe)..
My understanding is that eCircle is 100% legit and sends out bulk mail on behalf of many companies. However, my ISP claims they are spammers (the first time simply because of a DNS record misconfiguration) and deletes their emails to me without notification.
So is this legal? If this happened with postal mail, it would be a criminal offence punishable with jail time. How can they get away with this?
The worst thing is that I have no idea if they may have deleted other important emails.
I'd really like to hear from someone in the know who can point me to concrete information on whether this is allowed, and if not, what I can do about it.