1. You give me keys to your snail mail post box
2. Every morning I go through all the ads and replace them with a single flyer that's tailored to only things of your interest.
3. While doing that I'm going to read your personal mail, to get better at preparing a flyer for you.
What do you think?
Outrageous? Still using gmail?
@mulander although after years of doing this, they are stopping actually indexing your inbox for advertising. https://www.phantomts.com/2017/07/10/gmail-will-no-longer-be-scanned-to-serve-google-ads/
@mulander For a very long time I refused to even send email to *@gmail.com addresses, but eventually it became impossible without cutting off half the world. I personally use FastMail where the limited quota forces me to only keep about 2 months' worth of email on the server at a time, but it's worth it to have some semblance of privacy.