MUMBAI, February 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Introduces special package for CAs, starting at just Rs. 85 per month with hassle free renewal options
In 2016, a hacker is alleged to have accessed email addresses and passwords of nearly 74,000 chartered accountants (CAs) in the country, proving that email accounts can be compromised.
Most of the chartered accountants in India use free email accounts from consumer websites like Gmail and Yahoo for their professional usage, while only handful CAs outside India use free email accounts.
To minimize the threat, EmailFRY.com now offers enhanced email security solutions for CAs to keep their data safe.
"We understand the criticality of the situation," says Varun Singh, an email expert at EmailFRY.com. "Hence, we have tailor-made packages for CAs where they get a domain name and cloud email together, so they don't have to maintain it separately. The packages start from just Rs. 85 /month. The most suitable pack - where they get a gmail like interface which they have already used and are familiar with - is just Rs. 210 /month. They don't have to configure IT. It is as easy as opening an email account," added Mr. Singh.
"Although many vendors of companies use free gmail accounts, CAs and lawyers of a company using free email systems is too dangerous considering the criticality and sensitivity of data shared by/with them. This is considered highly unprofessional in developed regions and even in other developing regions."
"Other than the most important aspect - data safety - professional email ID enhances reputation and also builds a brand name. It is no more a value add but a necessity, like visiting cards," adds Mr. Singh. "We see individuals as well as companies, when presented a list of email addresses of CAs, they always select ones having a professional email id."
"However, there must be other reasons why CAs use free email. Rather, there must be reasons why they don't buy professional email ," says Mr. Singh, going on to further elaborate on the lurking dangers.
"Most of them use it because it always works. Buying your own email system and maintaining it - sometimes the mailboxes are full, sometimes server is not working, etc. - is difficult for CAs as it is not their domain. Even if they opt for cloud email systems, where there is no need to buy any hardware, they have to buy a domain name (like ca-rajesh.com or rajesh.ca) and renew it every year, and then buy an email system and renew it every year. They feel it's easier to just open an account on gmail.com," added Mr. Singh.
"However, considering the sensitivity of the data, a little extra effort towards annual renewal doesn't look that big," adds Mr. Singh.
To get a perspective on risks involved with free email accounts - opening an email account with gmail is absolutely free, Mr Singh further elaborates. "One can open unlimited accounts. An established company pays Rs. 500 - 19,000 per year on each employee's email account to be able to secure the company's data. However, even if a company uses a corporate email system with protections, one of the most critical aspects of any company - finance data - is still vulnerable because the CA uses a free gmail account. So much discussion, file transfer, tax information and even login information is passed on to the CA on his/her free gmail id. Not many companies understand the risks. And those who understand the risks cannot do much due to restrictions," said Mr. Singh.
This problem is large, and covers crores of tax payers in India. Outside India, moreover, in the developed world, data shows a huge difference. Negligible number of CAs use free email accounts.
Experts at EmailFRY.com have very clearly pointed out the reasons why CAs use free emails and not professional email ids, and also pointed the correct approach. It can be browsed here - emailfry.com/ca.
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