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To Gmail, or to Not Gmail - An Agent's Question ?
Have you pondered the question: "Should I use Gmail for my real estate business?"  Some people think its a great idea, others oppose it.  I've decided its not the way to go, and I'll share some reasons why I made that decision.  I hope many of you will get involved in this thread and post your feelings.
The main attraction for most people is that Gmail is "Free".  We who have been around for many generations know that nothing is truly free.  Everything has a cost, though it may not be apparent.  However, most people jump on this bandwagon to get a free service.  Here is why I avoided that decision.
Privacy for my clients:  As a professional, I want to respect my clients' privacy on all matters of a transaction.  I realize that much of the end result will be posted to public records, but all of the thoughts, personal information, transaction details, documents, and other communications should not be exposed to data mining.  After reading the Google Privacy Policy ( https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ ), I am less than comfortable that my email content transferred through Gmail is actually private.  Data mining is the cost of a Gmail account.  Personally, I am comfortable ... more

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