I find it obscene to an Orwellian extent that Apple actually seems to think that no valid email would ever contain the words "barely legal teens". I wonder what other things Apple thinks are not worth talking about?
I have no trust in Apple's email services any more.
Edit: that article appears to be mostly user names. Here's a forum thread to get you started: http://www.amsn-project.net/forums/index.php?topic=157.0
This is different from what Apple is doing, as it seems to be file-name based, to avoid phishing. I still think it's completely misguided.
That is hilarious.
On the other hand, the issue above represents a horrible failing on the part of MSN as a network/protocol. Silently dropping messages without giving error to either party is insanely stupid behaviour, and MSN's done it frequently for as long as I can remember.
So I'd disagree with the 'utterly useless' aspect.
In any case, not allowing specific file types as an attachment feels pretty different here, at the very least because the list of filetypes not allowed are enumerated, the refusal is explicit, and it's not due to the subject of the exe you're trying to send.
The intent is to require the receiver to take some affirmative action (e.g. deleting the .remove) before blindly running the attachment and getting pwned. Seems perfectly reasonable.
Unlike what Apple just got caught doing. I'm ripe for a new phone. I don't think it's going to be an iPhone ...
"Kim Dotcom... plans to launch an end-to-end encrypted email service to go with his Mega encrypted file storage offering." http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/feb/26/kim-dotcom-...
At time of writing, neither MacWorld, MacObserver, MacRumors or AppleInsider have covered this story, even though it's been up all day.
You would need Jon Stewart or Saturday Night Live to get on the case before Apple deemed it necessary to respond.