It is not clear what data they send to themselves, but I’m pretty sure they are still collecting your email address, name and user session (so they can track your habits).
They also collect usage statistics to “improve user experience”.
I handle most of my emails through gmail’s web interface.
It’s a fantastic application and it spoiled me to the point that leaving it has become almost impossible.
I’m normally a Linux user, as a developer I believe that is the best platform.
Of course I also have a Mac Book, but when I’m at home my main rig is Linux.
For a recent work I had to build myself a dedicated Windows machine.
It was since 2008 that I didn’t use a Windows computer on a daily basis so I had to spend quite some time to find what’s new in the Windows software landscape.
This is not my usual post, but I wanted to share the result of my research (and frustration) regarding email desktop clients for Windows.
I found a depressing lack of innovation and one software even transmitted personal data over unencrypted connection.
You have to manually configure everything, including telling which IMAP folder is trash, which is inbox, etc.