Are GMAIL and GoDaddy webmail blocking inbound emails with "occupy" in the subject line?
I'm in Chicago, staying at the apartment of an old comrade, across the table from each other on laptops. He has a hotmail account, I have a GoDaddy webmail account. He says he sent me two emails earlier today, but I can only find one. Can't figure that out, so he re-sends it, but after several minutes, nothing appears. He checks the address, and it's correct. He re-sends a second time, to no avail.
Sitting across the table, I send him a test message, which he receives OK. He sends it back to me with the same subject line but with the text of the missing email and I receive it. He gets an idea, for the first time tells me that the word "occupy" is in the title of the repeatedly missing emails. He sends me another email with the same text but the word "occupy" as part of the subject. This mail message vanishes into limbo without an error or failure message. He next removes the word Occupy from the title and and I receive the message. I send him a message with "Occupy" in the subject line and he receives it OK.
I have gmail, hotmail and yahoo accounts as well, so I ask him to send "Occupy" messages to each of these to determine who might be blocking what. He send them from both his yahoo and hotmail accounts. He also sends messages with the word "occupy" mispelled.
Gmail receives the messages with occupy INCLUDING THE MISPELLINGS and sends them all to its spam folder. GoDaddy webmail receives the misspellings, but those with "occupy" spelled correctly never arrive. This is the same whether they are send from my friend's hotmail or his yahoo account.
I urge others to test this phenomenon. That's all.