At Dairmail, we’re building a better way to provide email services. Crucial to this is protecting the data of our customers and their end users.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy law that came into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR sets rules about how companies collect, store, delete, and process the personal data of EU citizens. These rules apply to any company that processes the personal data of EU citizens, even if that company is not located in the EU.

Dairmail is GDPR-compliant. If you have any questions related to the GDPR, you can send them to


Does the GDPR allow log files with IP addresses?

The primary purpose of logs with IP addresses is for security. The GDPR recognizes that you have a legitimate interest in maintaining security and allows data collection and processing for legitimate interests. Therefore, the reasonable retention of log files such as Dairmail configures is allowed by the GDPR.

How do you become compliant?

At a high level, here are the steps to becoming compliant with the GDPR:

  1. Identify what user data you collect.
  2. Make sure you have a GDPR-allowed basis for its collection and processing.
  3. Make sure you’re keeping the data secure.
  4. Make sure any companies you share user data with are GDPR-compliant.
  5. Make sure your Privacy Policy is GDPR-compliant.
  6. Regularly review your data collection, processing, sharing, access, and retention.