I’m not sure if I like this trend of sending and receiving handwritten notes via email. Yes, it saves on paper and ink, but then again, the physical act of writing a note is so much more personal than typing something out. A physical note can be read aloud, folded, unfolded, held up to the light and even smelled.
You can also include more details in a handwritten note than you can in an email. Even if you don’t write anything down, your handwriting can still convey much more emotion than a typed word would.
But as a consumer, I have been bombarded by these “handwritten” emails for years now. They are called “reason private notes.” These notes typically tell you what the sender wants, want from you, or why they want what they asked for. Some of them are quite short; others can be several pages long. And all of them are written in some sort of code that only the two parties involved understand. So when you receive one of these hand-written notes, you’re left scratching your head because it doesn’t make sense.
At first, I thought maybe the reason people were using these notes was because of privacy issues. But after talking to a few people who use these notes, I realized that’s not the case at all. Instead, the people who send these notes think they’re being clever, and those people reading the notes think the sender is being clever. It’s just a game.
The fact that these reason private notes are often very long means they have little value. If someone says they need you to do X, Y or Z, there is no way you could possibly provide a response within an hour. So if the person writing the note wants something from you, he or she will simply wait until you respond. The only time you’ll get a response is when the note writer is waiting around for a response.
Of course, there are other reasons to use reason private notes besides the fact that they’re annoying. There are legal reasons too. For example, let’s say you have a business relationship with another person. You both know each other well enough that you feel comfortable sharing information with him about your plans. However, you are worried that his wife might see the email exchange between you. In order to protect yourself, you decide to send an email saying you’ll call him later. When you reach out to him, he asks whether he should come over right away to discuss something. You tell him you’re busy and won’t be able to talk right away. He says okay, but before he leaves, he sends you a reason private note saying that you owe him $100. You ask him how he knows this and he tells you it’s in the email.
Now you have a problem. How do you prove to him that you didn’t send him money? Of course, you could try to deny it, but that might lead to further trouble. Or you could admit that you sent him money and hope nobody finds out. Neither option is appealing, especially since you know he’s going to keep asking you for money.
So, instead, you send him a reason private note explaining that while you did send him money, you didn’t mean to do it. Now he owes you. He’s so angry, he threatens to sue you. What do you do next?
The person in traditional time focus on the physical notes but now with the advancement in technology the Privnote is even available in the electronic form. The person can make the proper analysis and select the option that will have the main motive to provide complete security to people.
You hire a lawyer and go to court to fight the case.
If you want to avoid such situations, you must find a way to stop sending reason private notes. I’ve tried many times and failed. I tried deleting my account and signing back up under a different name, but the sender always knows my real name. I’ve tried changing my password frequently, but the sender either found me anyway or guessed my new password.
There are some ways to prevent these emails from reaching their intended recipients. For example, I know one company that blocks all reason private notes unless you’re actually buying something online. That way, you can tell the sender you’re busy without having to explain that you didn’t send him any money.
Another solution is to use encrypted messages. Many apps offer this feature, which allows you to communicate in private. You can set up multiple accounts, one for work and one for personal use, and encrypt your communication so that only the recipient (and not anyone else) can decrypt it. That way you can send emails with sensitive information without worrying that somebody else might read them and misuse the contents.
In short, there isn’t really any good reason to continue using these reason private notes. I’d rather spend my time communicating with friends in person, or through text messages. At least then I know who the person is and what we’re talking about. Hand-written notes aren’t worth the hassle.