Do You Use FREE Gmail or Yahoo Email For Your Business? Uh Oh.


I was recently reading an article on business email and this bit of info came up.

This is written in Google’s terms of agreement. Does yahoo and bell south have such language in their tos?

Let’s look at Google Terms of Service and Google Privacy Policy. There has been a vigorous discussion over what exactly you are agreeing to when you place your data on a free service like this. Are you giving “Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works” based on your data? I’ll leave that up to you to decide.

In other words, when you put your emails on google (and yahoo?) are you agreeing to give them free range to use your data as they want?

Does that mean they can read and propagate your emails, attachments such as proposals and confidential information, etc and use them in any way they want and you are giving them permission to do this? I believe it does.

Just a thought about why not to use free email accounts for business and confidential information.

So what should you be using for your business email? I suggest Microsoft Office 365. With Exchange email for syncing to all your devices, calendars (private and shared), synced contacts for company and personal, tasks and notes starting at $5 a month it is a solution that your business should consider. It is more cost effective to set up, deploy and maintain plus very easy to use.

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