I am a current user of gmail, and have recently become interested in the privacy policies of the large webmail providers like gmail, yahoo, hotmail etc. I understand that it is commonplace for them to use automated scanning to read emails, and this is something that I personally disagree with. Rather than rant about it, I just want to change from gmail to a company which does not use such automated scanning, but I find it incredibly difficult to get a straight answer about which companies completely leave your emails alone. I find it surprising that it is difficult to find an email provider who openly uses such 'privacy' issues as a USP. I am even willing to pay for a service that completely respects my privacy, yet no companies seem to be catering for this market. Am I wrong? I would expect some providers to advertise something like "we will not read or scan your emails" in big letters on the front page.