Dear Google, Please stay out of my mail box. Your meddling in my e-mail is making it harder for the NSA to scan the contents of my inbox. Signed, General Population. Google's attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people's Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice. In court records filed in advance of a federal hearing scheduled for Thursday in San Jose, Google argues that "all users of email must necessarily expect that their emails will be subject to automated processing."