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Old 4 Apr 2018, 06:49 AM   #26
TenFour
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Small services are less of a target for crackers.
I think crackers target email addresses and not necessarily services. Those that get hacked tend to be via phishing or other email attacks, so it is mostly up to the individual person as to whether or not they click on that bad link. Having said that, I have found the biggies tend to have the most robust filtering of spam, phishing, and other bad emails. It is one place that I think machine learning or AI is really doing good work. Maybe Fastmail has better filters than POBox.com, but I found recently that there were a lot of false positives--emails trapped that shouldn't have been, even if I kept reporting the same source as legitimate week after week. And, on the other side of things, I very rarely see something malicious in my Gmail inbox.
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