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 […]

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 […]

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After years of deliberation, the European Parliament published the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to replace outdated […]

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.  […]

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, […]