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Rainmaker
5,361,143
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lesley,

We use gmail for junk and all things unimportant.  They have never been confidential, they have no idea of what the word means.  They have to be sued by the European Union to the tune of many billions, and they still don't get it.  Did you see their earnings this quarter?  A

Apr 25, 2018 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
514,621
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Confidential?  I beg to differ (IMHO) ... 

Apr 25, 2018 07:05 AM
Rainmaker
808,497
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I hadn't seen that. I'll have to look at it. That is weird about an expiration. -Kasey

Apr 25, 2018 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,361,113
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I hadn't heard of it.  I looked it up.  Sounds interesting but for anything that important/critical/secure, I'd use an encrypted email system instead.

Apr 25, 2018 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,836,623
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Gmail is my back-up email so I rarely look at it Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem but thanks for the heads-up so I can check it out.

Apr 25, 2018 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
525,703
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

my thought is gmail and confidential do not belong in the same sentence.

Apr 25, 2018 10:20 AM
Ambassador
3,638,588
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I guess I haven’t taken the time to discover that Google mowed before. I will have to take a look at it today ...

 

And my son works at Google ...

Apr 25, 2018 09:35 AM
Ambassador
4,490,050
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't believe it.

Apr 25, 2018 07:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,672,054
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

The word "Confidentiality" will soon be removed from the dictionary because it won't exist. 

Apr 25, 2018 07:16 AM
Ambassador
3,000,239
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have no thoughts on it.  I am not aware of it.  I have Gmail, however, I do not use it much.

Apr 25, 2018 07:15 AM
Ambassador
5,209,245
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Confidential from whom?

 

Apr 25, 2018 05:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,696,804
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Don't know about it. I know they are going thru rehab & have not checked out all the new features.

Apr 25, 2018 09:45 AM
Rainmaker
831,078
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Does that have something to do with the new Self Destroying email?  i just checked. Yes, looks that way. it's like anything else, it might disappear, but there's still a record of it somewhere, and any number of people could have copied it, or taken a screen shot of it.

Apr 25, 2018 09:34 AM
Rainmaker
3,868,886
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sorry, never heard of that.

Apr 25, 2018 08:10 AM
Rainmaker
5,570,625
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I use gmail.... confidential????

Apr 25, 2018 07:46 AM
Ambassador
4,312,167
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem - Hmmmm...

Apr 25, 2018 10:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,176,218
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Not aware of it.

Apr 25, 2018 04:31 PM
Rainmaker
563,329
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I am not familiar with the "new gmail confidential mode" 

Apr 25, 2018 01:24 PM
Ambassador
2,077,005
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Never heard of it and have not used it

Apr 25, 2018 12:40 PM
Ambassador
2,545,009
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Does that mean they are going to quit reading my email, hacking into my contact lists, and otherwise invading my privacy?  That would be something new.  

Apr 25, 2018 10:59 AM
Rainmaker
806,557
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I don't think anything related to Google is very confidential...

Apr 25, 2018 10:01 AM
Rainmaker
3,901,348
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have no thoughts... I don't use my gmail account for anything but junk mail.

Apr 25, 2018 09:24 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,483
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea

Apr 25, 2018 08:04 AM
Rainmaker
6,363,336
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am not familiar with this mode.

Apr 25, 2018 07:24 AM
Rainmaker
2,013,470
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Haven't got involved yet 

Apr 25, 2018 07:06 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,684
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not familiar with it

Apr 26, 2018 06:35 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,306
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't received the update yet.

Apr 26, 2018 05:48 AM
Rainmaker
821,269
Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949

With wire fraud we are facing in the industry I use a paid version of the 360 to safeguard mine and client's information. It's a cost of doing business. 

I use Gmail for junk. 

Apr 26, 2018 03:59 AM
Ambassador
4,089,127
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

My junk goes to gmail so, I don't think those folks need confidentiality! 

Apr 25, 2018 08:06 PM
Ambassador
3,986,518
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I treat most everything on the Internet as a poosibility it will be public unless it is a secure server that needs special password access.

Apr 25, 2018 07:44 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,771
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not trust anything when it comes to internet security

Apr 25, 2018 11:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,953,241
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I go Hmmmm a lot. Just because.   I haven't heard of this previously. 

Apr 25, 2018 10:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,044,289
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I am not familiar with gmail confidential mode so I will read the answers and hopefully learn something Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem 

May 01, 2018 09:51 AM
Rainmaker
867,349
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Blank look on my face.

Apr 28, 2018 02:49 PM
Rainmaker
4,729,721
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Had not heard of this, need to check this out.

Apr 28, 2018 06:48 AM
Rainer
87,820
Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Not sure...

Apr 27, 2018 12:38 AM