While many of us blogging bloggers have been doing battle against splogs and content thieves, Inside Google reminds us that blog feeds aren’t the only feeds out there being used and abused:
Okay, this should be a no-brainer, but just because Gmail offers RSS feeds doesn’t mean you should offer them to the public. A number of people have done just that, sending their Gmail off to Feedburner and then subscribing in Bloglines, which puts it in the public directory (unless you actually thought to make it private).
Within a few minutes, Danny Sullivan reported he found whines and complaints about companies and employers, user names and passwords, private messages, resumes and a job termination letter.
Come on, folks. Don’t be that stupid. Keep your private email private, whether by feed or otherwise.
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