How to minimize my email footprint (or keep our emails private)

Most mailing lists are "semi-public". For example, someone sends an email to a Nurses mailing list, and 1,000 nurses get that email.

Other mailing lists hope to keep their conversations private. Follow the steps below to turn off any options that would potentially make your messages available to non-subscribers.

#1 - Do not use the Searchable Web Archives option

This option is off by default.

For details about this option, please see Web Archives.


#2 - Turn off the Bounce ReDelivery System (BRDS)

This option is on by default.

BRDS resends emails that bounced (were not delivered) and keeps a short-term web archive. For information on how this works, please see How do I turn off the Bounce Re-Delivery System.


#3 - Turn off the Inbox Monitoring System

This option is on by default.

This option sends some of your emails to our special addresses at large ISPs and Email Filtering companies. For details on why we use this system, please see How can I monitor delivery at the major ISPs?