Many of you trade with IB and Datek. Both of them use your e-mail address to send trade confirmations, while IB sends monthly statements too. The big question is: Are those e-mails safe? In my opinion any e-mail-server can be intercepted. Web-based mail servers such as Hotmail.com, yahoo.com are very vulnerable. Traditional e-mail-boxes, such those kept at your ISP are much safer but the e-mails can be read by the ISP administrator. I was wondering if the following solution brings more confidence among the clients: Trading firms such as IB/datek etc can create their own mail servers for their clients. All trade confirmations/monthly statements will be stored in those servers in PDF format. The clients would be able to download those files once they are logged into their accounts. Of course the whole process would be encrypted the same way their trading websites are today. Our current email address(web based or not) could be used for notification purposes only, i.e. the trading firm could send a short e-mail to our regular e-mail address indicating that a Message has been deposited in our mail-box in their servers but nothing else. No details about the trade, balances, a/c #s etc should appear. Datek has a system like this. They send you a notification that you have messages (monthly statement or trade confirmation), then you have to log into your trading account to read the messages. But they send trade confirmations to the regular e-mail-address too and they contain too much info. I don't understand why. What's your opinion?