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Helpful tips to protect your privacy online.

 

Use a business-class email service for business

Tip Author: 
Ben Byers
Tip Order: 
4
Body: 

Do not use personal email accounts to transmit others' private information. There's a big difference in privacy and safety between a "business-class" email service and most people's free web email. Big organizations put a lot of effort into making their email systems safe (or safer) because they know there's a lot of bad email out there. So if someone is going to trust you with their personal stuff - like a phone number, their medications, or even their kids' birthdays - be a professional and use an email service run by humans, where you're a valued customer not just another free account.

Tip Theme: 
Email, Texting and Messages
Tip Confidence: 
5

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