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Skiff Mail: new encrypting email service


Skiff Mail: new encrypting email service

Skiff Mail is a new encrypted email provider. The firm prioritizes consumer privacy.

The service is Web3 native; create a free personal account here.

Skiff Mail

Skiff Mail’s blog article indicates personal accounts get 10GB of free cloud storage, yet the Pricing tab in the settings only shows 1GB. Skiff can save Markdown notes, code blocks, modify and create documents. You may add email aliases, import documents from Google Drive, or upload them from your PC. 30MB is the upload limit. Skiff’s fast search can search hundreds of files immediately, according to the statement.

Account info syncs between devices. Skiff’s apps are open source; you may use the online app in your browser, the mobile app on iOS or Android, or the Desktop program on macOS.

Skiff Mail prompts you to save a one-time use recovery key when you create an account. Because of the service’s encryption, you can’t access your account if you lose it. To safeguard your account, activate 2FA in settings. New users may sign up using MetaMask Wallet, and Brave Wallet is coming shortly.

It’s nice to see a fresh encrypted email provider striving to compete. Skiff Mail? Let’s look at the service’s Privacy Policy. It’s here.

Skiff Mail’s website automatically gathers the following user information.

  • IP Address
  • Mac Address
  • Cookie Identifiers
  • Mobile Carrier (Cell Phone Provider)
  • User Settings
  • Browser or Device Information

It might be okay to collect the user’s settings, as well as information about their browser and device. This information is probably related to the cookies stored in the browser, and it might also be used to make sure everything works together. Skiff Mail also collects general location information and an approximation of your location based on your IP address, in addition to the personal information listed above.

Are you still not sure? Continue reading the privacy policy with me. In its privacy policy, Skiff Mail says that it will also keep track of the websites you visit before, during, and after you use its services. It will also keep track of the links you click, the content you interact with, and how often you are online and use the company’s services. Do Not Track requests from web browsers will not be honored by the company.

In its Privacy Policy, Skiff Mail says that all the information it collects is used to provide services, market and advertise products to users, and run the company. But the next part of the privacy policy says that the company will share user information with third parties for a variety of business reasons. This includes sharing the information with their service providers, business partners, and advertising partners. And if it ever merged with another company or was bought by another company or something like that, your information could be sold or given to the new company.

Even though there is a button to delete your account in the settings, the only way to delete your user information is to email Skiff Mail. The company also uses some tools from third parties for analysis, and these tools have their own privacy policies.

Skiff seems to be able to get to everything else, but he can’t read what’s in your emails because they are encrypted. But what good is end-to-end encryption if a service keeps track of the user and collects so much information about them? It learns how you use the Internet, which is basically the same as making a profile of the user. Doesn’t this sound like what Facebook and Google do?

If you read the privacy policies of other end-to-end encrypted email services like ProtonMail and Tutanota, you won’t find data collection clauses like these. And they don’t make profiles of users based on the information they gather.

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