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Suggestions for a safe private email as opposed to gmail?
4/23/12 | Freemike

Posted on 04/23/2012 6:20:07 AM PDT by freemike

I'm looking for a alternative to gmail. Any suggestions for s safe private preferably free email? Or am I living in fantasy land.


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1 posted on 04/23/2012 6:20:11 AM PDT by freemike
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To: freemike

why not hotmail?
They’ve improved their security
plus it’s free


2 posted on 04/23/2012 6:22:15 AM PDT by YoungBlackRepublican
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To: freemike

No such thing as “safe” email without some pretty elaborate encryption being setup for both the sender and recipient(s).


3 posted on 04/23/2012 6:23:51 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: freemike

You are living in a fantasy ....

There is nothing private in the electronic world. Even here on FR if you are a monthly donor and use your FR email....it ain’t private if anybody wants to know what’s in it.


4 posted on 04/23/2012 6:24:20 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: freemike

HushMail


5 posted on 04/23/2012 6:24:58 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: freemike

If you want it to be completely secure, send it by courier. And then kill the courier. And the recipient. Then yourself, because you might blab too.


6 posted on 04/23/2012 6:27:04 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('A man with God is always in the majority.' -- John Knox)
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To: freemike

Sorry; you’re dreaming.


7 posted on 04/23/2012 6:27:41 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: freemike

Hotmail seems to work fine.

SnakeDoc


8 posted on 04/23/2012 6:28:01 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Bon mots
Hushmail just recently spilled its guts and opened its records for the police in some big internet drug operation.

There is no mail service that is completely safe.
9 posted on 04/23/2012 6:30:07 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: freemike

I use Juno for my throw-away accounts. Free and easy. Make as many accounts as you want. http://www.juno.com


10 posted on 04/23/2012 6:30:46 AM PDT by mirkwood (another rainy day in Maine)
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To: freemike

http://www.safe-mail.net/


11 posted on 04/23/2012 6:36:30 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: freemike

No email service is truly private.


12 posted on 04/23/2012 6:40:08 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: freemike

If you use Firefox, get the Leetkey add-on and send everything encrypted with AES or DES. Your receiver has to have the key. Then, even gmail or yahoo is “secure” unless NSA gets involved. All free.

PGP costs money, these days, but is more secure as far as crypto goes.

Might want to check teh terms and conditions of the mail carrier to see if they allow crypto.

ITExIVdt3zYBITAhITAhLSExNjAh1dzOxlG3PbwhMTMhtuFdT9GlLbGI+sDFITEwIYpJ/TLZX5Rx
OFAtKnRfkB+xXiZF7CExMSGC8IH0pS14hOwhMTMhITEyIajKEHJ+dqN+Wf+4Lbt/VBpJS4IU0GhI
ITEzIeAV3/UtaYBs6mHD7626BVrbBP3jxS1Su88Ihx7/4OaOLDymWgTILd9tY5YoS9nrjU8+rjli
w1ktIgRGITQ1IbCOc2nHu+IXDkzlZi0uP5xE622af8a86A8ZxmlGLVLXQZdo5HGDt/5qKT/ZNJQt
jSIn+Yu7SCUm9VcxR1PFNi0hMTAhe2Ot7NhSITEzIZciLNq7WyE5ISE5IS2++O0I8mh8XMNCrUB2
G4hBLeelHbF2VXFm8It/Bjo9SbMt0E8lwxHbSD7tm63N1fOYQy2T3fclm89K


13 posted on 04/23/2012 6:40:20 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: JoeProBono

Why would you expect to get something for free?


14 posted on 04/23/2012 6:41:43 AM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: freemike

If you can deal with paying a whole $32.00 or so each YEAR... The I suggest setting up a domain name with email service with 1and1.com . You can have most any email / domain name you wish. Your email could be yourname@yourname.com or whatever. They provide a good online web interface and simultaneously a pop3 capability you can use on your desktop. I have several accounts with 1and1.com and really like it. Nice thing is they have a darned good Spam Filter built in. Security? Seems fine to me ...


15 posted on 04/23/2012 6:42:53 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: freemike
download gpg
have all of your email correspondents download gpg
generate a private and public key.
send your PUBLIC key to all of your correspondents and required all of your correspondents send you their public keys
encrypt everything you send
require all of your correspondents to encrypt everything they send to you
when you've read the decrypted version delete it and save only the encrypted version.

That is the safe way. NSA can't break gpg encryption if done right. That's why the government hates it and tries constantly to restrict it, and have a government use only back door, etc. They don't want you to have any privacy.

16 posted on 04/23/2012 6:42:53 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Sudetenland

I was assuming that freemike was not going to be posting child porn, selling drugs nor communicating with Al Qaida...

ANYTHING you do on the net can be traced to you unless you war-drive with a dedicated machine and never send images taken with an iphone or device which geotags your pics...

Best is to not use the web to break the law.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 6:43:19 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: SnakeDoctor
I used Hotmail as a secondary account for about 20 years, then recently when I tried to sign on, my account had been "locked". In order to get back in, I was asked for my SS number, address, and phone number.

I declined, deleted all references to hotmail, and switched to mail.com.

So far - for a secondary account - I'm happy with that.
18 posted on 04/23/2012 6:45:06 AM PDT by FrankR
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LazamatazMail.com

Feel free to send naked pictures of your girlfriend, knowing that they are safe and secure.


19 posted on 04/23/2012 6:47:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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Nothing is “safe” anymore; it might be “free”, but it isn’t safe, and “they” can decrypt anything at NSA/DIA.


20 posted on 04/23/2012 6:51:31 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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