If You're Typosquatting Domain Names To Get Misaddressed Emails, Maybe Don't Target A 'Brand Protection' Law Firm
from the just-saying dept
Gioconda seems to be claiming that because the emails didn't bounce, he was guilty of setting up special email boxes to intercept the law firm's emails:
"We discovered the cybersquatting and sent several test e-mail messages... to see if they were delivered to the misspelled e-mail addresses, and indeed, they were received by active mailboxes."But, uh, plenty of domains are set up to allow any email to be received by an active (usually admin or default) account. So the fact that the emails went to a live account, rather than a bounced account doesn't automatically indicate "unlawful interception." That said, it does seem like what the guy did was pretty questionable, but it just seems dangerous to set a precedent that having someone send an email to the wrong address is somehow an illegal "interception."