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Not API: Third parties scrape your Gmail for marketing insights

Warm Braw Silver badge

it's the only realistic way to find out what is going on in people's lives

It's certainly one way for some people to promote the unrealistic things they say are going on in their lives without being challenged and for others to pretend they're interested in people they can't actually be bothered to speak to directly.

In the goold old days it was perfectly acceptable to send far-flung friends and family a card every Christmas.

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