Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

VANITY: Looking to dump Gmail for something more data-safe
My addled brain | 04/09/2018 | Myself

Posted on 04/09/2018 7:43:00 AM PDT by Spacetrucker

In light of the data issues that have been publicized as of late, I am seriously looking to dump Gmail, Fakebook, et. al., would like some suggestions for other email services that I would have less concern about my data being taken. I already use DuckDuckGo, so that part is good.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous; Reference
KEYWORDS: email; enigmail; facebook; gmail; google; spyware; thunderbird
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-54 next last

1 posted on 04/09/2018 7:43:00 AM PDT by Spacetrucker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Spacetrucker

Get Thunderbird and install add-on named Enigmail (encryption). As long as you use Enigmail, they can’t see anything ;^)


2 posted on 04/09/2018 7:45:18 AM PDT by Bikkuri
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bikkuri

whatsapp is good as well... for email it is all big brothered even if you run your own server...but at least google doesn’t get your eyeballs for their advertising.


3 posted on 04/09/2018 7:46:21 AM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Spacetrucker

StartMail
<>from StartPage folks


4 posted on 04/09/2018 7:46:41 AM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spacetrucker

Get a Mac.


5 posted on 04/09/2018 7:47:53 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bikkuri

If you have an android phone, you will still need a gmail acct. But you don’t have to use it as your primary email acct.


6 posted on 04/09/2018 7:48:58 AM PDT by dhs12345
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Bikkuri

Can I keep my gmail address?


7 posted on 04/09/2018 7:49:15 AM PDT by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Spacetrucker
https://protonmail.com/
8 posted on 04/09/2018 7:49:54 AM PDT by Elderberry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spacetrucker
Protonmail
9 posted on 04/09/2018 7:50:22 AM PDT by TheCipher (To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature Congressman. - Mark Twain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spacetrucker

bump for later


10 posted on 04/09/2018 7:51:24 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spacetrucker

Host your own email server like Hillary did.

There are secure email services for a fee out there with encryption.

The best bet is to encrypt your email.

Was there a Email service under the name Ronald Reagen that offer anonymous email accounts? Wonder if you can pay with an anonymous prepaid credit card.


11 posted on 04/09/2018 7:51:40 AM PDT by DEPcom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Elderberry

Protonmail is excellent. So is hushmail, but you do pay. Not a lot, though.


12 posted on 04/09/2018 7:51:57 AM PDT by Basket_of_Deplorables (Trump has implemented Supply Side Economics!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Slyfox

I registered my own domain many years ago, so no matter whose email system I use, with email forwarding, my email address never changes.


13 posted on 04/09/2018 7:53:41 AM PDT by Elderberry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Spacetrucker

Reagan.com claims to provide privacy, but it costs $40 per year. I don’t know of anyone who uses it, so I don’t know how good it is.


14 posted on 04/09/2018 7:55:15 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Elderberry

Thanks.


15 posted on 04/09/2018 7:55:49 AM PDT by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Bikkuri
Get Thunderbird and install add-on named Enigmail (encryption).

What's the price?

16 posted on 04/09/2018 7:56:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Spacetrucker

bookmark


17 posted on 04/09/2018 7:57:56 AM PDT by GOP Poet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spacetrucker

Check out this listing of privacy conscious email services:
http://prxbx.com/email/

Of the ones listed I have an account with Runbox and have also used ProtonMail.

I use Thunderbird with Enigmail/GPG but it requires that the people you correspond with are similarly equipped. Most people can’t bother.


18 posted on 04/09/2018 7:59:35 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

https://enigmail.net/index.php/en/

What is Enigmail?

Enigmail is a seamlessly integrated security add-on for Mozilla Thunderbird. It allows you to use OpenPGP to encrypt and digitally sign your emails and to decrypt and verify messages you receive.

Enigmail is free software. It can be freely used, modified and distributed under the terms of the Mozilla Public License.


19 posted on 04/09/2018 8:02:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (The people who call Trump a tyrant are the same people who want the president to confiscate weapons.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Slyfox

Thunderbird is the Mozilla replacement for Outlook (I think it’s called outlook.. never used it myself.. the M$ email thingy)..

You put ALL of your accounts on there ;^)


20 posted on 04/09/2018 8:03:53 AM PDT by Bikkuri
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-54 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson