Absolute trust & privacy.
CAUTION! Although this setting seems appealing for close
relatives and friends, we strongly discourage its use. There are
two primary reasons:
(1) A trusted contact can potentially have his/her PC infected
with a type of PC "virus" that takes control of his/her
PC's e-mail program, causing virus-infected and/or pornographic
messages to be sent to many or all contacts, including your child.
(2) The vast majority of child-abuse/pedophilia occurs with people
known to the child and with whom there is trust (e.g. family members,
close friends, even members of the clergy). We believe it is best
to err on the side of caution!
This setting can be appropriate for older teens, who may insist
upon certain privacies, and who are mature enough to recognize the
dangers outlined above. Please make sure to discuss these dangers
with your child before utilizing this trust setting.
Highly trusted sender.
CAUTION! This setting is also discouraged (but only for Incoming).
It allows messages to reach the child before a parent might have
reviewed the content. Therefore it causes similar vulnerability
to a PC "virus" having infected a trusted contact's e-mail
system. There is however somewhat less threat w/regard to child-abuse,
since the messages are, in fact, duplicated for the parent.
For Outgoing e-mail, this is a useful trust setting and is applied
by KidMail.net as the default Outgoing setting for trusted contacts
(to avoid parents needing to approve every message a child sends
to grandma, etc.). We caution that sent messages cannot be reviewed