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Should I be concerned about "hush mail"

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Crockershite Mon 15-Dec-14 13:21:02

I've found an email address on dh phone.
Can't log in as password can't be recovered. I'm going to try and guess, but it's unlikely I think.
I know I could ask him but

Crockershite Mon 15-Dec-14 13:21:53

Sent too soon, sorry.
What is it anyway?

PulpsNotFiction Mon 15-Dec-14 13:24:02

Hush is a very naice online retailer.

Maybe he got your Xmas pressies from there?

Sprink Mon 15-Dec-14 13:26:43

Crockershite Mon 15-Dec-14 13:26:56

Thanks pulp
I very much doubt it, he can never keep gifts a secret! Is what I found. I will google again.

MillionToOneChances Mon 15-Dec-14 13:27:08

Hushmail is a private, paid for email service. I'd be a bit hmm about secret email addresses in general and paid-for secret email addresses in particular.

isittheweekendyet Mon 15-Dec-14 13:27:29

I think you mean hushmail? It's a private email account which gives ad-free email accounts with unlimited aliases for an annual fee.

There are two possible things.

1. Hush is a clothing store that lots of mumsnetters on S&B love.So he may have got you a nice pressie from there

2. Hush is also the name of a nice restaurant/eaterie in Mayfair (I think that's where it is) and he may be taking you for a nice meal?

Don't panic!

Crockershite Mon 15-Dec-14 13:29:08

Thank sprink.
I did Google first, I was wondering about people's experience of it, hoping I need not be worried and not have to face asking him.

isittheweekendyet Mon 15-Dec-14 13:29:53 is definitely not a shop or a restaurant. I too would want to know why my dh needed this account.

Ooh,I didn't know there was a private paid for email serviceblush

MillionToOneChances Mon 15-Dec-14 13:30:23

Not necessarily paid for:

Crockershite Mon 15-Dec-14 13:31:26

Millions , yes it's an email, hush Saved under " nobody!"

26Point2Miles Mon 15-Dec-14 13:36:06

Sounds a bit suspicious to me... Does he have problems with his regular email?

Charlullaby Mon 15-Dec-14 13:36:26

I signed up to hushmail before, you have to keep logging in each week otherwise the account gets frozen.

Crockershite Mon 15-Dec-14 13:42:22

Thanks Char

PulpsNotFiction Mon 15-Dec-14 13:44:41

Oops sorry, didn't realise it was an email provider. Hope you get to the bottom of it.

MillionToOneChances Mon 15-Dec-14 13:47:17

Nobody? Hmm. Incoming, then?

BippityBoppity Mon 15-Dec-14 13:47:53

I had one so I could keep signing up for free trials that were linked to my email address. Could be something like that?

Crockershite Mon 15-Dec-14 13:51:31

No idea bip
Things are difficult atm I wouldn't put something secret past him, but it's Christmas I don't want to stir up trouble for the dc.

raltheraffe Mon 15-Dec-14 13:57:00

I have a hushmail account and keep files on as they are kept in an encrypted format. My emails and files are actually quite boring and certainly not a security issue. However it annoys me that emails in my gmail account are read by some Government algorithm to see if I am a threat to anyone.
I also use Tor browser.
I am not paranoid, I have done nothing wrong so I have nothing to fear. It is the same principle as I would be pissed off if the postie opened my letters and read them. Just pisses me off people snooping through my stuff.

SparkleZilla Mon 15-Dec-14 14:25:32

"However it annoys me that emails in my gmail account are read by some Government algorithm to see if I am a threat to anyone" I dont give a flying fig if an algorythm looks at my mail - make no difference to me

raltheraffe Mon 15-Dec-14 14:36:21

Just annoys me. I do not have anything to hide but do not like the idea a big computer somewhere analyses my emails like that. It is none of their bloody business.

Number3cometome Mon 15-Dec-14 14:37:06

Question - Why were you looking through his phone?

Surely that is the issue here.

Crockershite Mon 15-Dec-14 14:53:20

No issues he sync'ed both iPhones together by mistake, it's taken me ages to sort, I found it when deleting his info.!

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