AT&T emails are NOT secure
It is a shame that AT&T is not encrypting email messages while they’re in transit, leaving them wide open to eavesdropping. Guys, wake up! This is the 21st century, and personal electronic communications are no longer sent in plaintext over the Internet! When is AT&T going to enable StartTLS on the att.net email servers?
StartTLS encrypts email messages between sender and receiver, and ensures the email hasn’t been read by other parties on the way to the user's inbox. But this requires the email provider to support TLS.
Att.net emails are not secure because att.net servers don't support #StartTLS. Not using an email provider that supports StartTLS is like broadcasting to the entire world all your email messages for companies and governments snooping online.
Guys, seriously! StartTLS encryption is the industry standard, widely supported, and it has been around for 15 years!
You can learn more about StartTLS from Wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STARTTLS
I need a follow up from an AT&T representative on this: please pass this note verbatim to the AT&T information security officer/chief. If this is not the right place to feedback about this, please let me know where I can write to. Thanks!