Businesses and isps typically archive e-mail messages that travel through their servers. Some people do this to protect their privacy. But it is also not only this: some businesses and isps archive their e-mail messages when they are no longer of use or interest. While it is not illegal to archive e-mail messages, it is still a violation of the FTC’s regulations.
While companies and isps archive e-mail messages, they have no obligation to do so. If they do, they are breaching their own privacy law. And it is not simply for a good reason. To maintain a good relationship with their customers.
For example, in the case of some restaurants, it is standard for a lot of them to archive e-mail messages so they can use the archived versions of them when there is no longer an immediate use for them. So, if you were to have an argument about whether you should keep a file on a business or not, just remember that it is a violation of privacy even if there is no immediate use for it.
It is the case that many people who are not even aware of the rules have their own private e-mail accounts. For example, you might have a friend who has a business e-mail address. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure that at this point, he or she has every single e-mail address on their computer.
Of course, if you’re trying to get something out of someone’s e-mail, you might want to consider that if it means keeping their e-mail address, then maybe it’s worth keeping it since it means they will be more likely to provide you with a response.
If you dont think your friend is a “bad guy” then you might want to consider deleting their e-mail address. If you think they might want to send you a response, then deleting it might be a good idea. I dont know about you, but I think its pretty safe to delete a client’s e-mail address.
Some of the older email servers, especially those that are hosted on their own servers, have a habit of storing messages in plaintext. This means that they dont have the information that you can extract with a simple Google search. If you are sending an email to a company, you are effectively asking that they send a message back to you that they cant decrypt.
In theory this shouldnt be a problem, but there are a few things people have started to do to try to fight this. One is to simply use a tool to decrypt their messages, which is the most popular method. Another is to use a program called “spam-dunce” to “scrub” their content and return it in a format that you can search for.
Well this isnt about spam-dunce. This is about the fact that most businesses archive their e-mail messages. It is not a big deal and you can easily disable it with a simple Google search.