Additionally, are you aware that many of these common e-mail providers many, many of us use and have come to think of as "familiar" are actually reading-through your e-mails that are sitting in your e-mail inbox? You see, your e-mails are data. They are information. They are your property. While we do not normally think of e-mail messages as "property", the fact is, your e-mails are sitting in servers somewhere that are owned by SOMEONE or SOMETHING. All of our e-mail messages are "property" that are owned and sitting in a server.
Some of the other e-mail providers may effectually say something like,
"well, we don't *really* scan much that is very personal"
But the thing is, we can assume our e-mails *are* being scanned in some form or fashion. Some of the e-mail providers may claim it's
As such, think back to the time whenever you *first* opened that e-mail address that you use everywhere (or as the years have rolled by and you've kept using that same e-mail address). You, basically, have given free-reign to the company that owns the servers on which your e-mail property sits to scan your e-mails. Different e-mail providers claim to do it more or less than others; some of them claim to scan more or less of your *actual* content that you write.
Whatever your personal thoughts are about the safety and security of your e-mails, it's up to you to determine whether or not you agree with the idea of your e-mails being scanned, and whether or not you would like to keep using the same e-mail servers that may not be as private as we have assumed they are throughout the years. Let us not assume that "Just because I have a password on my e-mail, that means my e-mails are 100% private."
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