Email provider???

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by euroiplayer, Dec 1, 2006.

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  1. euroiplayer

    euroiplayer Registered Member

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    Hello,
    Today on the news I saw that all the major company email providers, are going to HAVE to keep backups of all of emails (Gmail, Yahoo... etc.).. thats including IM providers as well (AIM... etc.).

    In other words your email/IM content will never be deleted!!!

    Now my question to you which e-mail provider keeps you anonymous 99.9% and actually doesn't backup your email and actually follows their policy unlike the resto_O

    :mad: This is chaos! And no more privacy for all
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    No email provider keeps your emails private. There has never been any digital privacy anywhere. Digital = no privacy. So just act accordingly.
    Mrk
     
  3. Cerxes

    Cerxes Registered Member

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    You could install your own mail server if you want (and have the knowledge) or use a webhotel, then allow your e-mail/domain name forwarding to this server = problem solved.

    Regards, C.
     
  4. euroiplayer

    euroiplayer Registered Member

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    Which is the safest email provider (Gmail, AIM MAIL, /MSNHOTMAIL, YAHOO...)?

    And as far as IM, which is safer MSN Messenger, or Yahoo Messenger?

    By safe I mean as like privacy.
     
  5. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    I use a local ISP in town and he deletes all users' emails and web history every night.

    -rich
     
  6. MikeNash

    MikeNash Security Expert

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    Are you sure about that?

    I read today that
    emphasis mine.

    This move is more to stop Enron-type delete-the-evidence situations.


    edit: Here's a linky: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061201/ap_on_hi_te/storing_e_mails
     
  7. Devinco

    Devinco Registered Member

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    Then it's time to learn all you can about encryption and start using it, especially how to encrypt the contents of email.
     
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