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Does anyone know if Apple scans e-mail for marketing purposes like Google does with Gmail?

Or maybe the iCloud e-mail encrypted all the way from client to server/database such that Apple couldn't even read it?

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I don't think they scan it for ad words like google does; iAds are banners that show up in apps, not in email. –  Richard Dec 15 '12 at 11:55

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With MobileMe, Apple did filter (and block) email:
http://www.cultofmac.com/103703/apple-may-be-invisibly-filtering-your-outgoing-mobileme-email-exclusive/
However, I tried the test mentioned in the article using iCloud email, and the email went through just fine.

EDIT: Turns out they do, just not in the same way.
http://www.cultofmac.com/217557/apples-deleting-icloud-emails-that-contain-the-phrase-barely-legal-teens/

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