Just realized gmail reads your contacts and 'public' information to create a 'social circle' for you. If you haven't seen it, search for 'disable google social circle' and you will see there is no way to remove your information from your social circle. This isnt a bash google post....rather, it got me thinking that i dont want an email service that will use my information for public profiles, social networks etc. I just a simple no frills email. Www.gmx.com is the one im thinking. Not worried as much about privacy on the provider end as i am protecting my info from being automatically used for social networks. Any suggestions? I didnt see any threads about this type of issue.