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  1. Perceptive1

    Perceptive1 New Member

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    UK2.net are about to stop providing the Catch all email forwarding service unless I pay an extra fee. This brings up an interesting legal point.
    Are they allowed to delete (or not forward) these emails if I do not pay the fee? Who owns the emails sent to my domain?
    If they were the Post Office and decided not to deliver any snail mail someone would end up in jail.
     
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    There is a diference between email and snail mail.

    If you buy a stamp, and post a letter, you (the sender) is paying for a service.

    If you send an email, you are not. Also, they won't be deleting emails. They will be refusing to receive them, they will be bounced back to the sender.

    To use your analogy, this is the equivelent of an address no longer existing (house demolished, adressee gone away etc), and royal mail returning the letter as undeliverable.
     
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    Thanks

    Thanks, that makes sense
     
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