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    The Noti(ficati)on of Read Receipts

    Our users occasionally request a read receipt function within StartMail. Read receipts allow you know if an email was read by a recipient. We’re not a fan of this function for numerous reasons, most importantly, it is considered a form of tracking.  By default, with email providers, you only know if your recipient’s email was […]

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    The Importance of Email Encryption

    By Patrick W. Dunne – freelance writer for Digital Privacy News – follow him on LinkedIn or read his blog. Email can be one of the least secure platforms out there. Every day, people freely exchange private information without regard for who might see it, or whose hands it could end up in. You’re probably familiar with a […]

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    What Is GDPR and How Does It Protect Your Online Privacy?

    By Patrick W. Dunne – freelance writer for Digital Privacy News – follow him on LinkedIn or read his blog. In 2012, the European Commission sought to reform data privacy across the European Union (EU) and adapt to the technological age. After years of deliberation, the European Parliament published the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to replace outdated […]

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    Startpage Relisted on PrivacyTools.io as a Recommended Private Search Engine

    Startpage, from the same founders as StartMail, has been relisted as a recommended Privacy Respecting Search Engine on the PrivacyTools website. Delivering privacy-centric tools remains the top focus for both Startpage and StartMail.

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    Avoid Email Scams and Protect Your Privacy During COVID-19

    The fear surrounding the novel coronavirus has created new opportunities for online scammers who look to exploit your anxiety and steal your private information.  What is happening? Nasty netizens send emails claiming to be from legitimate organizations and ask you to click on links to fill out online forms, view statistics, and follow the news.  […]

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    Startmail.com Encrypted Email Service Blocked in Russia – Updated

    StartMail received news that the Russian Federal Security Bureau (FSB and the successor to the KGB within the intelligence agency) started restricting access to the StartMail service in the Russian Federation territory as of January 23, 2020.   The reason given is “to protect the Russian segment of the Internet from disseminating inaccurate socially significant information, […]

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    PrivacyTools.io Recommends Startmail as a Private Email Provider

    StartMail has been relisted as a recommended email provider on the PrivacyTools.io website. PrivacyTools is best known for their recommendations about the best services and tools to protect online privacy from third-party intrusion and global mass surveillance.

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    A Brief History of Data Breaches

    Data breaches are the internet plague for users and businesses. They have been happening for years, and unfortunately, they will keep happening.