It seems to me that they're using the wrong law. Doesn't the
> Electronic Communications Privacy Act have provisions prohibiting
> email providers from looking at customers' mail, except as needed to
> provide the service (e.g. server administrators sometimes have to look
> at mail to diagnose problems)? Why are they using the a wiretapping
> statute, when he didn't actually intercept anything on the wire?
The ECPA is part of the federal wiretapping law; it amended the wiretap laws that were enacted as part of the 1968 Omnibus Crime and Safe Streets Act to address electronic communications.
Michael D. Sullivan Bethesda, MD (USA) (Replace "example.invalid" with "com" in my address.)