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Mailbird takes your privacy very seriously

Posted by Christin on March 19, 2015

UPDATED: All points mentioned below have been addressed and every user is given the option to opt out of Mailbird’s usage reporting. Mailbird also no longer sends name and email address to the License Management System.   Please note, that any data collected by us has never and never will be used for any commercial purpose, outside of using it to improve Mailbird.   With the rising security and privacy concerns worldwide we thought it would be a good idea for us to share with our users what are we doing about it at Mailbird. We have summarised everything in the form of FAQs which will help you understand how and why things work the way it is.   1. Is my data being encrypted? The data sent from Mailbird to our license server and vice versa is done over a secure HTTPS connection. ‘HTTPS’ is one of the most secure communication channel widely used over the internet by various organizations specially finanical institutions like banks. If you have ever seen a website address like this it is using a secure https connection. This is done to protect your data from eavesdropping or snooping from unauthorized entities.     2. Can the Mailbird team read my mails? We guarantee you that Mailbird can not ever read any of your emails, nor see your attachments, account passwords or anything else. Mailbird works as a local client on your computer, and all sensitive data, such as emails, folders, contacts, attachments, account details etc. is…