7 News Articles Which Prove How Horrible E-mail Really Is

Here at the Mensago, formerly Anselus, we are very passionate about seeing e-mail take a permanent vacation. How bad could it really be? It’s been around for like, forever, right?

Lavabit email service abruptly shut down citing government interference
The Guardian, 8/9/2013
Encrypted e-mail service chooses to shut down than give the decryption keys for its users’ e-mail to the U.S. government.

Cops hate encryption but the NSA loves it when you use PGP
The Register, 1/27/2016
NSA loves PGP e-mail encryption because while the message contents are encrypted, information about the message is not.

Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence – sources
Reuters, 10/4/2016
One of the Internet’s biggest e-mail services built a search engine so U.S. intelligence could read any of its users’ e-mail.

A Scandal that Reveals More Than It Says: Yahoo Scanned All Users’ Mail for the Government
Counterpunch, 10/6/2016
Closer examination of public comments from other Big Tech companies about the Yahoo e-mail scandal raises more concerns.

Every single Yahoo account was hacked – 3 billion in all
CNN, 10/4/2017
The initial count of compromised accounts in their 2013 data breach, 500 million, was far less than reality. Oopsie.

Fallout over Superhuman’s email privacy scandal continues
The Daily Dot, 7/9/2019
Premium e-mail startup violates privacy of all its clients and their contacts even after making changes to make it slightly less creepy.

DMARC’s abysmal adoption explains why email spoofing is still a thing
ZDNet, 7/29/2019
E-mail technology designed to prevent phishing largely not used because setup is too hard.