Why You Shouldn’t Use Gmail

I don’t have much more to add to what’s been said in the comments on this news item on The Register, other than to say what I’ve said many times before.  If you’re running a business, then use a BUSINESS email address, not a free one.

Google chief: Only miscreants worry about net privacy
‘If you don’t want anyone to know, don’t do it’

And you should also check out the comments.  A few choice words there, but it merely reflects the anger you’d expect would be generated by someone making such an arrogant statement.

Google do no evil?  Don’t make me laugh.


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3 Comments

  1. Vern Brown says:

    I absolutely agree with you Frank. I had started a G-mail account, but when it got to giving ‘all’ the information, I quit. There’s enough info on the internet already, so G doesn’t need any more of mine.

    And, it’s only ‘business-like’ to “brand” your business: use G-mail and you brand yourself as a customer, rather than a business owner. That’ why ‘we’ recommend getting domain names connected to and relative to our business ventures.

    Caution: IF you go to the ‘comments’, don’t read too far IF you are ‘sensitive’ to foul language!! Their are a lot of ‘gripes’ and not much information.

  2. Wow, talk about having your eyes opened. Google is really getting way too big for it’s own good. Between this post and the one after I am a bit nervous about what is going on. We are suppose to have a “right to privacy” in the U.S. but it seems as technology evolves more and more our privacy is eroding away.

    I’m going to have to set up my email through my site now. No sense in letting Google see everything I get. Have to tell my wife to do the same maybe. She won’t like that since she switched to gmail no more than 2 weeks ago.

    Eric Schmidt sounds to be a very arrogant individual. Though I guess that is what happens when you are worth billions and have the power to control people’s lives which is essentially what he is doing by using their personal data. Of course the bigger they are the harder they fall.

  3. Alan says:

    I would just like to say that I have seen in the past various comments around this issue but like a lot of people have not taken too much notice of it.

    It is alarming to think and certainly now when I go and look deeper into personalised search and other stuff that Google is holding onto, really scary, why you have to ask?

    Is it really about personalising your search results, is what they are offering really better or actually just skewing the truth, if I search for something, I do not want skewed results, I want actual results.

    The only trouble I have with not using an online email address is that at the moment I have a desktop and will then not be able to access my emails when I am away as I do not have a laptop. Any suggestions?

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