Privacy concerns regarding third-party email apps?

Gannett / Mktg Yummm
Aug 26, 2018 5 Comments

I’m a Apple Mail user but from time-to-time am tempted to dabble with third-party mail apps. Why? Not exactly sure.

Apple Mail does the “basics” right, but certainly does not include features like snooze, send later, etc. like Airmail and Spark, amongst others.

While these apps offer fantastic features and user experiences, something in the back of my mind says “Won’t the developer have access to my emails in some shape or form?” and that’s always enough to bring me back to Apple Mail.

Is my logic flawed? Should I use these third-party apps without worry?

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  • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
    If you’re using a popular mail client, there’s a good chance some hobbyist somewhere is snooping the packets of that app, or messing around with the binary.

    I’d be more careful with relatively unknown mail clients
    Aug 26, 2018 0
  • VMware / Eng Black.Hat
    That’s exactly why I only use the app from the email provider. Email service provider like gmail already has your emails. If you are using any other app even apple mail, you are giving away your emails to a new entity. I would be careful.
    Aug 26, 2018 2
    • Gannett / Mktg Yummm
      OP
      With the exception that I use iCloud email but your point is taken.
      Aug 26, 2018
    • VMware / Eng Black.Hat
      Good . Then I would suggest stay with apple mail client. It has less features but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
      Aug 26, 2018
  • Research Now / Eng Arschloch
    Don't use any software from AD companies (Microsoft, Google, Facebook). Use Firefox email client or even Apple.
    Aug 26, 2018 0