OpenMailBox - Another Secure Email

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by subhrobhandari, Aug 9, 2013.

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  1. subhrobhandari

    subhrobhandari Registered Member

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    https://openmailbox.org/index.php

    Note: Change language from French to English (Anglais) at the top, though it needs a little improvement. I am happy I took French in High School.

    Note: The Owner originally posted here.

     
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  2. wearetheborg

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    The service seems nice, but what does the owner get out of it? How does he support the hardware?
     
  3. JohnMatrix

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    Right, that's impossible, assuming they have dedicated or VPS servers with root access. Looks like another site with good intentions, but lacking the technical background to set up something really secure.
     
  4. box750

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    They say they are ad-free and offer "Unlimited disk space".

    Not even Yahoo and Google can afford those features, it keeps me wondering how a small company can pay for that. I doubt their Bitcoins donation button generates the necessary income.
     
  5. subhrobhandari

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    If you translate the original post author did, its already answered:

    Google Translated
     
  6. mirimir

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    What's the original French for that? I don't see it in the links posted.
     
  7. subhrobhandari

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  8. mirimir

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    Thanks :)

    OK, that's "The mails are stored on our server in a directory with your name."

    But I still don't get how they prevent access by administrators.
     
  9. MrWayne

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    I have been using it for a month or so. It's working "ok" so far, but I strongly don't recommend using this kind of services to send / receive any kind of sensitive or personal data (at least not without encryption).

    With this kind of services I mean that there is no reason to trust a company (or whatever they are) that offers an ad-free and "unlimited disk space" email for free. Like "box750" said, I seriously doubt that they can make enough money to afford the cost of running the service just with donations.

    yeah, right... :rolleyes:

    BTW, I'm a newbie here so hi everyone! :D
     
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