The Trouble With Free Email

By: Ivan

Many people, perhaps yourself, use a free webmail account like yahoo or hotmail, free webmail accounts are very popular and widely available, so one might wonder why anyone would pay for a webmail account. Yet there are many compelling reasons to consider giving up free email - chief among them is privacy. Free email providers profit almost exclusively from advertising, which is why they often collect information about the users' income, interests, and other information valuable to marketers, many webmail providers also collect site usage information that they later use to help their advertisers better target the users. While email companies have no interest in disclosing your personal information to non-advertisers, such large-scale collection of personal information means that they cannot guarantee a user's privacy since the site-usage and personal contact information has to accessible to a large number of employees and "marketing partners" in order for it to have commercial value.

And of course users can have no way of knowing that none of the employees of any of the "marketing partners" are not going to copy personal information they handle for their own purposes. That's why premium email services are gaining popularity with email users concerned about privacy. A premium email hosting service has little interest in collecting any personal information or in tracking which websites the user is browsing, since they don't derive any of their income from adverting, and thus don't need to know what advertising demographic the user can be categorized in. hosts can also offer users more secure and private access, because they will typically have fewer users and providing an encrypted connection for each user will not be as much of a drain on resources.

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