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Comment Re:My old Uni did this. (Score 5, Insightful) 172

I logged in for the first time in years to say this:

If you are dealing with confidential data, you should not be emailing it in plain text. EVER.

Even if your server isn't mining the data, someone on the other end (or someone in between) could too.

Would you feel comfortable having your social security number being sent over yahoo/hotmail/random university email?

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