If you had your email address stolen during the Epsilon breach in March, you may have already experienced some form of email spam and hopefully not of the spear phishing variety.
Customers of as many as 50 firms, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kroger Co., TiVo Inc., Best Buy Co., Walgreen Co. and Capital One Financial Corp., found out over the weekend that their email addresses were exposed to hackers who had broken into the system of Epsilon Data Management, a Dallas company that provides online mail services to 2,500 companies. [Source]
It is situations such as this that you might want to reconsider who you share your email address with. The Epsilon breach could have been much worse had the company carried your social security number and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII). We wrote more about Epsilon in an April blog post: Why Cocoon mailslots can be a good thing.
If you are tired of spam, have a healthy fear of phishing emails and want your newsletters and subscriptions handled in an organized and easy to use format, you are going to want to test drive Cocoon mailslots today.
1- All Unread Messages – this feature gives you a total count of all unread messages from all mailslots.
2- Mailslots – these are your mailslots! If there are any unread messages, the count is listed to the right of each mailslot (shown in figure 2 below.)
3- Individual Mailslot Count - this shows the total count of all messages in each mail slot.
4- Mailslot Inbox - You can view all messages by clicking on All Messages (#1.)
5- Preview Pane - This is where you can read each individual message.
Creating new email addresses on-the-fly gives you the freedom to remain anonymous, with a right-click to delete or disable mailslots at anytime (see Figure 2 below) and have permanent disposable email addresses that can’t be tracked back to you. If you were using mailslots during the Epsilon data breach — you would simply delete the offending mailslot and never be bothered again.
Have you become overwhelmed with newsletters that are spread all over your inbox? With Cocoon mailslots managing newsletter subscriptions is simple. If you no longer wish to receive them, delete the mailslot and say goodbye to specific newsletters forever!
Stay tuned for Cocoon Mailslots – Part 2 next week.
The Cocoon Team!