The multiple email addys from 1 mailbox had a certain attraction & allowed filtering of spam from leaked sites. Still I can now do the same with my own domain.
GMail! Ad intrusive & who knows what they do with your emails .
Ads? never seen an ad in all the 10 years I've been on Gmail. As for "who knows what they do with your emails"
- who cares! Paranoia is never fruitful, let em sift my email if they like - do you know HOW many Gmail users there are, and HOW much computing power and money it would take for them to parse EVERY SINGLE EMAIL from EVERY SINGLE user? They are a business, they may not be ethical on a few fronts, but they're not idiots and, to be honest, I don't think they could care less what your Aunt Gertrude is bringing to the family wedding, or what you wrote or bought on eBay. They parse the text to find words to better create analytics of what people are buying - LET EM - life's too short to care or be paranoid. I listen to Steve Gibson's (GRC, "Shields Up", "SpinRite" author and maintainer) AMAZING "Security Now" podcast every week @ http://twit.tv
- been listening for 3 years now, he's been in the security business for MANY decades, and if he thought there was any serious concerns re Google, he ain't shy about saying so IMMEDIATELY.
How do you know what ANY OTHER, less well known email provider is doing with your email info? You don't. At least Google are GIGANTIC, high profile and VERY VERY visible - any serious intrusions of privacy would be coming to light FAR quicker than some weird, obscure ISP email service, available only to one ISP's customers and in one specific country.
The whole myth of "privacy" is precisely that. Of all the companies I would trust with my data, there's only ONE I *truly* trust and for whom I feel reputation, ethics and security are PARAMOUNT - Apple.
I'd trust Google over EE and their mechanism for being able to get into my Bright Box (which I also don't care about, by the way - let them) WAY more. NO ONE except the people doing the snooping, know about it, there's no pretense to be made with conspiracy theories, and no progress to be made with them, either, it's all just time wasted that can be FAR FAR better utilised
Okay, you can remove your tin foil flat cap now, the satellite has passed over.
Edited by glossywhite (Tue 09-May-17 23:29:55)