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Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Fontaine, Nov 26, 2010.

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  1. Fontaine

    Fontaine Registered Member

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    Just realized gmail reads your contacts and 'public' information to create a 'social circle' for you. If you haven't seen it, search for 'disable google social circle' and you will see there is no way to remove your information from your social circle.
    This isnt a bash google post....rather, it got me thinking that i dont want an email service that will use my information for public profiles, social networks etc. I just a simple no frills email. Www.gmx.com is the one im thinking. Not worried as much about privacy on the provider end as i am protecting my info from being automatically used for social networks. Any suggestions? I didnt see any threads about this type of issue.
     
  2. nightrace

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    From what I have read Zoho Mail seems to be the most similar alternative to Gmail.
     
  3. box750

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    I am all against Gmail, it remains the only email service that scans your email contents to introduce "relevant advertising" and I don't think that is right.

    I am not worried about the advertising because they need to pay for the service somehow, but there is no way I am going to allow them to read my emails and the emails of people who are sending me a message.

    Some other webmail I have used and I am happy with gmx.com, ymail.com, Inbox.com, Fastmail.fm
     
  4. markedmanner

    markedmanner Registered Member

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    I have been very happy with GMX mail.
     
  5. poison

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    i have just signed up for a gmx account but when i use https the encryption is only partially encrypted. do any other gmx users have this problem? https is a must for me, really.
     
  6. Cutting_Edgetech

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    I have gmail account, but i rarely use it. I'm glad you made me aware of this major privacy issue.
     
  7. Baserk

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    You can stop the GMAIL ads by including nasty/morbid/tragic words in your message.

    'Death', 'bloodbath', 'dying', 'massacre', 'funeral' etc. will kill the ads.
    You'll have to add it in a sentence every 167th word or so.

    Unfortunately, this technique does have an obvious and clear disadvantage when f.i. emailing grandma or your accountant. :p
    source link
     
  8. Carver

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    This is the "Nightmare on Elm Street" approach to email security and you sign your name as "Freddy Kruger" :D
     
  9. nightrace

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    Lavabit is again open for sign-up. Many Tor exit nodes appear to be blacklisted so you may have to use "New Identity" a few times.
     
  10. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    Does the word 'Vampire' count on it? o_O :D
     
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