In the news today was this story: Epsilon email hack: millions of customers’ details stolen.
Then in my inbox this morning was a message from TIAA-CREF from which I quote:
“TIAA-CREF has been informed by Epsilon, a vendor we use to send emails, that files containing the first names, last names and email addresses of some TIAA-CREF participants were accessed without authorization.”
Not the first story of its kind, and it won’t be the last. But here is a huge case in point why I don’t use freemail (Yahoo, Google, Hot Mail, etc.) and why you might want to just say NO to freemail.