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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

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ProtonMail also has their ProtonBridge, which connects to the ProtonMail application & servers, and encrypts & decrypts your Email from those servers for an IMAP or POP Email client application, like Thunderbird or Oulook. It is Free for all levels of paid ProtonMail subscribers.


41 posted on 04/09/2018 1:08:20 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: dhs12345

I do not use my cell phone device for the Internet, in any way. Calls yes, text messages yes, pictures yes (which I can download to my PC if I want to store them for a long time). As long as my cell phone works for making calls and texts, there no “app upgrades” needed. I also do no allow my financial institutions to send any alerts or transactions or notifications via text to my cell phone. For GPS I have an independent GPS device and “location” is not turned on on my cell phone. For Internet services when I am not at home, if needed I have my laptop (which I use when i travel but never use ANY “wifi hotspot” with it; only when I get to a secure destination.


42 posted on 04/09/2018 1:27:43 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Red Badger

Multiple reviewers said it no longer worked for them with Thunderbird after Enigmail version 2.0.


43 posted on 04/09/2018 1:33:20 PM PDT by Wuli
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Thanks to all for the advice, it’s going to be a process to get this done - I’m still looking for how to delete all of my Google and Facebook info; I’ve seen a thread that had some of this info in it but not titled so not sure.


44 posted on 04/09/2018 1:46:14 PM PDT by Spacetrucker (George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British - HE SHOT THEM .. WITH GUNS)
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To: Wuli

There was an update..................after that..............


45 posted on 04/09/2018 1:48:08 PM PDT by Red Badger (The people who call Trump a tyrant are the same people who want the president to confiscate weapons.)
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To: June2

Bkmk


46 posted on 04/09/2018 1:58:51 PM PDT by June2
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To: Wuli
Very wise. :)

We use ours as a Bluetooth player and to control our thermostat. Both require apps.

No contacts or other info.

It stays on the table all if the time so GPS is boring.

47 posted on 04/09/2018 3:27:08 PM PDT by dhs12345
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No. According to Enigmail for Thunderbird version 2.0.1 is the latest release, and on the Tunderbird addons page for Enigmail multiple reviewers said with version 2.0 and later (2.0.1 I guess) it no longer worked with their Thunderbird. Maybe they are using a release of Thunderbird earlier than 52, they don’t say.


48 posted on 04/09/2018 3:28:43 PM PDT by Wuli
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I can reach my thermostat. LOL

And when I can’t I don’t worry about it.


49 posted on 04/09/2018 4:39:09 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli

Lol. Ya.


50 posted on 04/09/2018 5:03:20 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy
I have a question. You said that since you registered your own domain that no matter what service you use that with forwarding, your address will never change. Please explain how that works for you. Thanks.

I am using dotearth.com as my domain registrar. They have free email forwarding. So I advertise my email address as one of my many addresses using my domain. Then I set up forwarding of those addresses( me@mydomain.com) to the email address provided by my internet provider, currently me@sbcglobal.net. I can change that forwarding to me@yahoo.com, me@gmail.com, or whatever email service I use.

Over many years, I only had one problem. I stopped getting my email forwarded by ATT. I contacted them and they discovered that they had blocked all traffic from dotearth. By the next day and ever since then It has been smooth.

The only gotcha, is forwarding can take a minute or so.

One of these days I'll set up my own email server.

51 posted on 04/09/2018 5:24:57 PM PDT by Elderberry
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To: Spacetrucker

Bookmark.


52 posted on 04/09/2018 5:47:32 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: Spacetrucker

I use ZOHO for email that’s private no ads etc. you have to wade through to get there but its worth it.


53 posted on 04/09/2018 6:30:16 PM PDT by Conservative4Life (I'm not too worried, I've read the book and know how it all ends...We win)
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bookmark


54 posted on 04/18/2018 9:21:31 AM PDT by freds6girlies (many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. Mt. 19:30. R.I.P. G & J)
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