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Apr 20, 2022

Email plays a big part of communicating in this digital age, but did you know that many of the free email services are scraping your emails to collect information?

That’s right.

The reason so many of these email services are free, is due to the fact that they are profiting off of data collected via emails you send and receive. This data is then used and sold for marketing or other purposes.

Following up one of our previous episodes with Startpage's Director of Brand and Strategic Partnerships, Kelly Finnerty, I sit down with Robert E.G. Beens, the Co-Founder and CEO of Startpage and StartMail, and a recognized privacy expert and advocate.

Here are a few key takeaways you’ll learn in this episode:

  1. What is StartMail and why was it created
  2. Why it's important to protect email privacy
  3. What are the risks of not using encrypted email?
  4. What to know about encryption
  5. Do all parties need to use StartMail to maintain encryption?
  6. What shouldn’t be sent in an email
  7. How to migrate your email to StartMail
  8. Are custom domains available?
  9. Do they offer email plans for businesses or only consumers?
  10. How StartMail proved they value privacy when censored by Russia?

If you are currently using a free email service, you owe it to your privacy to listen to the episode and explore StartMail. Your privacy will thank you.

Also, don’t forget to check out episode 66, where we talked to Kelly Finnerty from StartPage.

Robert E.G. Beens is the Co-Founder and CEO of Startpage and StartMail, and a recognized privacy expert and advocate. At Startpage, Beens oversees operations, product development, technology, and finance. He is also a commercial airline pilot with Netherlands-based airline KLM. He earned his Master’s degree in Corporate, Social & Economic Dutch Law from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.


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