The public email system is so polluted with email invaders -- those creatures who will stop at nothing to get into your email box with unsolicited junk, viruses and spyware -- isn't it time we got a private, regulated email system?
And what about personal privacy? Every email we send and receive these days is stored forever on many ISP servers. As an example, most free email services never delete any email, which means if someone with a subpoena wants to see what you wrote five years ago, the free public email network must cough it up.
And then there's the issue of sensitive information you need to send to another party. You shouldn't use a phone, cell phone, fax, or public email because all of those are so easy to intercept. But if you were using a private, encrypted email network, you could send sensitive information with 100% confidence.
If you're a WiFi user, you really are vulnerable. Most WiFi networks are not protected, not up-to-date, which means when you log on and start sending email, every keystroke of yours can easily be intercepted by another laptop user just yards away. However, a private, encrypted email network would save you.
Okay, enough day dreaming. There really is a private email network that offers one-to-one private and encrypted messaging and file transfers. It's about time, actually. The new private system is called "Eyes Only Email" and it's free to register. The software is also free.
Here's just one fact you should be aware of: 1 in 8 Internet users have had a major, often costly spyware problem. (Consumer Reports, State of the Net 2006, 08/06.) Spyware does not and cannot exist on Eyes Only Email, a private messaging network.
If you're unhappy with the public email network, then take yourself off the grid and go private for one-on-one communications. You'll enjoy absolute privacy, encryption, and confidence.