Email Privacy

All email users worry whether their emails are secure and not being intervened. They use the popular email providers’ services and hope that the provider ensures their email privacy. But do the popular free email service providers ensure email privacy is debatable?

Currently, Google, Outlook, and AOL are the three most popular email service providers, and they encrypt emails before delivering them. They have taken protective measures to implement email privacy, and users rely on them. That’s the reason for them being the most popularly used email providers. Even large organizations, as well as some educational institutions, use their services.

For example, Gmail ensures the end to end encryption. It means that the mail is encrypted and sent and decrypted at the receiver’s end. Any mail that is sent by suspicious sites to users is marked as spam and placed in the recipient's spam folder. It’s up to the user to either open the mail or to delete it. Emails coming from spammer sites are barred by the email service providers.

But despite all the measures were taken by free email service providers intrusions do occur. It happens if you as an email user have not implemented measures to protect your email privacy. Hackers, malware, and spam artists are always looking to invade email accounts. Most of the viruses that damage or destroy personal computers come via email. They come as a hidden attachment or disguised as a legitimate email. Therefore it’s up to the email user to maximize the protection of their email accounts.

Every email service providers keep reminding users to protect their email privacy, like advising them to change passwords periodically. Report any spam mail that they receive. But very people follow these tips. However, here are some suggestions for email account holders to follow to protect their email accounts.

We all know how any information placed on social media can go viral and cause outrage and anger. We should check our impulses before placing information on social media. Therefore, emails are a better way of protecting one’s privacy while communicating or sharing personal messages and information.

When we setup a new email account, the service provider shows a gauge indicating how little or strong the password’s strength is. Using an encrypted password is the best option for email users. Yes, remembering an encrypted password is an issue. But you can write it down and keep it handy. Remember, only your password protects you from hackers invading your email. To get a user’s email login is easy; it’s the password that protects your account. Don’t use your name, your family members or friends or pets names in your password as hackers are past masters at using these words when trying to invade an email account.

If you stop at an internet café or access your email from any public personal computer; make sure that you sign out and delete the browser history. If you don’t, you could be leaving traces of your email which can be misused. You could also be using a computer in your office, and while your email is open, you leave your desk. A colleague of your can misuse your email without you knowing about it. It’s effortless to lock Windows; just press the Windows, and ‘L’ key and your computer will get locked.

Getting and setting up an email account does not mean that you have to share it with the world. Never give your email address in blogs, posts or on social media sites. Giving out your email to the whole world means you are ready to get flooded with emails and you are opening up your email to invasion by hackers.

If you have to send information which is sensitive from your email then encrypt it. You should inform the recipient that the email is encrypted and call them up and tell them the encryption you have used. Don’t send the encryption code by email as that can be intercepted and used.

If you get a mail from your service provider to change your password; IGNORE IT. Yes, this is probably an attempt by a hacker to get you to change your password so they can gain access to your account. Get in touch with your email service provider and tell them that you have received this notification.

If you use these tips, you can be quite sure that your email will remain secure and protected. In the United States, there is a federal law regarding email and an electronic communications privacy act email that email service providers have implemented in their services.

You as a web marketer or seller want to send an email to a website owner, but you don’t know their email address. To help you to resolve this issue, searchenginereports.net has a solution. Open the site and click on the ‘Free SEO Tools’ button. Scroll down the list of free SEO tools till you come to the email privacy icon. Click on it and enter the URL of the website. It will return and display the emails associated with the site.

Every website has its private email address, and this is not displayed on the website. These private email services are provided by the web hosting service provider. Yes, some websites have a mail icon, and if you click on it, you can send an email to the website owner. Webmasters and website owners who want to get ads on the website will place icons on the website advertising where they can display ads. Anyone interested in placing an ad has to just click on the icon of their preferred spot and send an email. Then it’s up to the website owner and ad placer to negotiate a deal.

Email privacy is a handy tool to get email addresses of websites and can be used to contact website owners and masters.