The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

If You Use GMail, Might Want to Check This Out

Accelerate wealth. Build a business that pays freedom. Join more than 70,000 entrepreneurs and register for the Fastlane Entrepreneur forum. Remove ads? Join the INSIDERS.


All Cars Kneel Before Pagani.
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Speedway Pass
Sep 3, 2017
Not sure what "outside app developers" and "gmail/email apps" they're referring to.
Most people just use Gmail without any plugins or addons right?


Platinum Contributor
Speedway Pass
Apr 1, 2016
Greenville, SC
Not sure what "outside app developers" and "gmail/email apps" they're referring to.
Most people just use Gmail without any plugins or addons right?

Apps that can get direct access to your email via API, I'm assuming. Something like Boomerang, that can schedule emails to be sent at a later date for example. Not much different from Thunderbird or Outlook addons.

Though, you shouldn't use any Chrome plugins, unless you absolutely have to. They're not as policed as say the app store.

If you have to access your banking info for example, you can use ctrl+shift+n to open up an incognito window where all plugins are disabled by default. Also make sure you have 2FA.


Read Millionaire Fastlane
Jan 10, 2018
Sydney, Australia
This is a scare email with no real basis for concern. Yes, third parties might be able to scan your email, but you have to give them permission to do so. And even then is very rare that they do it. Honestly, it’s not really something that you should worry about.

As per Google still lets third-party apps scan your Gmail data,

"Developers may share data with third parties so long as they are transparent with the users about how they are using the data," Susan Molinari, VP of public policy and government affairs for the Americas at Google, said in the letter to Senators, which was obtained by CNNMoney.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Sponsored Offers

MARKETPLACE Fox Web School "Legend" Group Coaching Program 2021
Cool - glad to have you. And yes it should help a lot. When you are in the new group just post...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE NEW: The Best School for Going Fastlane (Now open for summer enrollment)
Hey everyone, I have a big announcement to make about how we are going to be working with...
MARKETPLACE Not sure how to start? This free book will teach you how to build a successful web design business
Hi Fox. Starting the book and got through the introduction. Had a conversation with Andy Black...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
Chris is super sharp and is aware of many facets of entrepreneurship and can help get your...
Introducing MJ's Personal Unscripted Network, Join Now for FREE!
Any chance to make it available outside of US? It has been available outside of the US on...

Forum Sponsor

Learn Fastlane Business Skills & Get Profitable Within 30 Days...

Get Started Now

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom