is it safe to check email via MAIL app in mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by miki66, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. miki66 macrumors 6502

    miki66

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    i'm using hotmail and it's been a while that i know Mail doesn't support hotmail, until today...i found a post, below
    http://www.switchingtomac.com/tutorials/how-to-check-your-hotmail-using-mailapp/

    it shows how to connect hotmails; however, i was concerned about safety.
    it seems that mails are received through incoming server and outgoing server which i'm quite not familiar with.
    will my personal info or mails be stored somewhere else or one might get touch to them some way or the other??
    sorry, i'm skeptical:confused:
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    This is true for ALL email. It passes through a number of servers. You have no control of. email is never private or confidential. No mater what software you use. Using hotmail, Google, Apple's "mail app" or whatever it doe not change this.

    Think of email as being like a postcard. Anyone who handles it at the post office can read the messages. But for the most part the postmen don't bother

    If you don't like this you can encrypt your mail

    Same goes for the telephone system too. Your voice is broadcast on the air. It is easy to intercept but for the most part few people bother to listen
     
  3. miki66 thread starter macrumors 6502

    miki66

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    got it, i guess that means we either have to compromise or give up using.
    thanks:)
     

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