Skip to comments.Suggestions for a safe private email as opposed to gmail?
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.
why not hotmail?
They’ve improved their security
plus it’s free
No such thing as “safe” email without some pretty elaborate encryption being setup for both the sender and recipient(s).
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.
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.
Sorry; you’re dreaming.
Hotmail seems to work fine.
I use Juno for my throw-away accounts. Free and easy. Make as many accounts as you want. http://www.juno.com
No email service is truly private.
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.
Why would you expect to get something for free?
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 email@example.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 ...
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.
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.
Feel free to send naked pictures of your girlfriend, knowing that they are safe and secure.
Nothing is “safe” anymore; it might be “free”, but it isn’t safe, and “they” can decrypt anything at NSA/DIA.
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