Popular Apple Mail alternative Edison Mail scans your emails for market research so companies can make “better investment decisions” among other uses.
On its website Edison says that it does “process” users’ emails, but some users did not know that when using the Edison app the company scrapes their inbox for profit. Motherboard has also obtained documentation that provides more specifics about how two other popular apps—Cleanfox and Slice—sell products based on users’ emails to corporate clients.
I did write about Edison Mail coming to the Mac last year, and noted that the company calls it “interesting research.”
Check It Out: Edison Mail Uses Your Emails For Market Research