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Google Photos URL not passing outbound SPAM filter

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Google Photos URL not passing outbound SPAM filter

Ran into a problem sharing a link to a Google Photos album via email.  I pasted a URL formatted as "https://goo.gl/photos/<hash code>" into an email using my XFINITY (Comcast) email account.  I sent the email, and only discovered later after intended recipients told me they never saw it, that the email never actually went anywhere.  I was able to send the exact same email message, successfully, if I removed the Google URL.  A discussion with Comcast customer service confirmed that the outbound email was suppressed by Comcast; presumably as a function of an outbound SPAM filter (my issue is still under investigation by their Tier 2+ support people).

 

Has anyone seen a similar phenomenon, with Google Photos links and/or any other common URL archetypes?

 

What I was trying to do was completely benign - share some pictures with friends and family (< 10 people on the distro) - and feels tantamount to censorship.  Maybe not malicious or intentional, but in effect, censorship.  Depending on the quality of Comcast's response to my issue, I might drop a line to the FCC.

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