Is there nothing sacred?
Ever seen those internet ads "Earn money from surfing the internet"? Guess what you have to do? Gather email addresses ofcourse! YOURS!
Who knows how much cash these people get but once your email address has been copied & pasted you're in!
We needed secure email boxes
Sealing up mailboxes is difficult but we needed relief. We were spending far too much time deleting bogus emails - times money, they say. But our email address was splattered all over our website. Just waiting to be harvested. And so... it came to be gathered.
To save our sanity we set about designing a system that stands between our mailbox and the world. A system that lives on the internet and comprises a form (to be filled in) and a send button (to be pressed). It's that simple. It's not an instantaneous fix, however, in time our email address faded out of existance. By changing our email address the effect was instant!
Our system cannot be accessed using an email program as that would demand installing software on the computer. To create an email a surfer has to use a web address (instead of an email address). Something like: http://www.e-mailus.net/user/00F0A0/ From here the message is composed and forwarded to the recipient's mailbox without the sended ever knowing the email address. If a recipient needs to reply to the email it's a quick trip to e-MailUs to compose and send a reply. Again, preserving the privacy of the recipient's email address.
The e-MailUs system does NOT accept attachments
If you've been on the internet as long as we have you'll know most of the problems. Everyone wants a piece of everyone. His compeditor starts gathering info so he has to too. First, it's a few email addresses he collects. Then someone offers a mailing list for a few dollars. Then, it's cookies - those innocent little files that live on your computer holding your username and password because... well, they were so honest, did'nt want to compromise your privacy, they said.
Some enterprising fellow, with endless hours of free time and a computer, works out that cookies can send back all sorts of info about you, even gather keypresses if necessary, and spyware is born. Adware soon follows. Now, you've got people gathering your email address, spyware sending out what you're doing on the internet and adware sending you advertisements to match your lifestyle.
Watcha gunna do?