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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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To: Lazamataz

LOL! Be sure to cc: me, too!


21 posted on 04/23/2012 6:53:31 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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To: Lazamataz
LazamatazMail.com

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

...okay... they're on the way...

Hillary underwear

22 posted on 04/23/2012 6:53:59 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Lazamataz
...sorry, couldn't resist...


23 posted on 04/23/2012 6:55:41 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: freemike

There is a way: GLSDO SPOR FKUS MIER AGDE PLKN RSHW LOWR ZPMJ RHPM POFO JQBK , But you will have to change it daily or it will be deciphered at Bletchley Park.


24 posted on 04/23/2012 6:56:19 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: EternalVigilance

25 posted on 04/23/2012 6:58:26 AM PDT by tomkat (let's NEWTer the bastards !)
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To: freemike

Add one more to the “There’s no such thing as safe email” column. You should always regard anything send via email as though you posted it to a public message board. If you must send something by email, and you want it to be secure, use GPG or some other form of encryption. (GPG is the free version of PGP and can be run on Windows.)


26 posted on 04/23/2012 7:02:21 AM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: EBH

not only is email not private, but those little tags on your snail mail guarantee that those are not privat either.


27 posted on 04/23/2012 7:07:42 AM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: carriage_hill
can decrypt anything at NSA/DIA.

Not true. gpg encryption with a 3 kb key is pretty safe.

28 posted on 04/23/2012 7:16:39 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: freemike

Fastmail. Free but I chose to pay $4.95/yr so I didn’t have to see ads. You can even pay more.


29 posted on 04/23/2012 7:19:06 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: freemike

You should have been supplied with an email address to go along with your Net service.. If not, check up on how much it it will cost extra (probably not more than $2-$5/month added to your bill).


30 posted on 04/23/2012 7:29:21 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: EBH

“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.”

It’s even worse than that! I’m not a monthly donor, and my name is not really Bogus Pachysandra. But this morning I received an email at my private home email address. It’s from YouGov, and it’s a survey request. Although it came to my email, in the body of the email is the greeting, “Dear Bogus.” Somehow mined from FR?


31 posted on 04/23/2012 7:31:26 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: mirkwood

Juno is still there?! :o I used it a decade and a half ago... I thought it went under though (along with bigfoot)..


32 posted on 04/23/2012 7:31:38 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: freemike

I have used Yahoo for years with no known problems. But none can be considered safe. I have for years put nothing in emails that I could regret later, no paper trail here.


33 posted on 04/23/2012 7:38:05 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (Newt 2012)
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To: freemike
Oh.. there is one more that is very safe... People can't even find it if they aren't using TOR, as far as I know..


For example, THIS is the email address URL to the TOR mail... but you won't be able to access it using a standard browser (without using TOR)..


Check it out.. you might be interested ;)
34 posted on 04/23/2012 7:38:05 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: freemike

I’m afraid you’ll have to use a one-time pad, and it might get cumbersome.


35 posted on 04/23/2012 7:41:08 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: freemike
@Reagan.com
36 posted on 04/23/2012 7:55:05 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: freemike

What you don’t like having your email data mined and having targeted ads sent to you?

Setting up your own email server would probably be the only way to have some privacy. The emphasis is on the word some.

If your Server is setup to use TLS, then it automatically sends it encrypted as long as the receiving Email Server has TLS implemented. (Not all do).

But at least your emails won’t be data mined like GMAIL, Yahoo or HOT mail.

A 2nd less secure option would be to open an account on a secondary provider like your ISP. Their not as likely to be actively data mining your emails to send you targeted ads.


37 posted on 04/23/2012 7:55:15 AM PDT by desertfreedom765
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To: DBrow
PGP costs money, these days, but is more secure as far as crypto goes.

PGP does cost, but  GPG does the same thing, and is fully interoperable.

I've been trying to get people interested in encryption since PGP was a DOS command line program.

I've come to the conclusion that people just don't give a damn about privacy, despite what they claim.

38 posted on 04/23/2012 8:05:49 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: freemike
I used to use Sneak-e-Mail but they became a pay service so I went to another...Mail Null. It is similar in that it creates a temporary email address that is nothing more than an extra hop in the path that the email takes.

No more secure for long term usage but you can send an email and then delete the Mail Null address...thereby keeping any return email from reaching you. Your main address is then secure.

It helps in keeping Spam down but does not add much in the way of security overall.

39 posted on 04/23/2012 8:06:07 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: ICCtheWay

I have a friend with this type of e-mail


40 posted on 04/23/2012 8:17:03 AM PDT by know-the-law
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