Get Thunderbird and install add-on named Enigmail (encryption). As long as you use Enigmail, they can’t see anything ;^)
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Get a Mac.
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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.
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.
Check out this listing of privacy conscious email services:
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.
Protonmail is the answer to secure email. There are free accounts and paid accounts depending on what you are looking for.
There is also Tutanota, I haven’t used it yet but plan to to compare it to Protonmail. Tutanota is free.
I recently switched to TorGuard. I’d also recommend Reagan.com
Why not just add multi factor authentication to your gmail account.
ProtonMail linked with Thunderbird.
Even NSA won’t be able to break it with good passwords and servers are in Switzerland so outside reach of USA.
Another vote for ProntoMail. Yes, they have apps. Speaking of apps. If you have smartphones, use Signal as your text message app. Encrypted, just like ProntoMail is.
Of course, I don’t know if that will stop google from seeing everything on an android device, since it’s their operating system.
KDE is working on open source phones. Nexus phones for now but others later. They’re not building hardware and it won’t come pre-installed. You basically have to jaiilbreak the phone and then wipe it and then install Plasma Mobile. I have no idea what kind of apps it will be able to run. Haven’t looked at it that much. Still in Beta.
An Australian company. You pay for it, and they don’t sell your data. TANSTAAFL. I’ve used them for about ten years. Great outfit, good value for the money.
“Gmail” does not provide your your basic Internet service. That is provided by some true “Internet Service Provider”, like a telco, cable company and the like, not Google.
Most Internet Service Providers DO provide at least one free Email address via their services (like email@example.com).
Recognize that and claim that Email address, but don’t necessarily use their website/browser from of access with it.
Use an Email-client product - like Thunderbird from Mozilla, and set up a “POP” account in Thunderbird for your Internet Service Providers Email address they let you have. If you have used Outlook from Microsoft, the third party Email-client applications like Thunderbird work very similar to Outlook.
You can set up a POP account so it (a) tells your Internet Service Provider’s system it is logging in to your Email account, (b) asks your Internet Service Provider’s system to send your Email to your Email-client application on your PC (or mobile device), and (c) if you choose, tells the Internet Service Provider’s system to delete from its servers all the Email it just passed you to. You don’t even need to keep “Contacts” and the like with your Internet Service Provider. They can be kept in files belonging to your Email-Client application, on your PC/mobile device. In all I have described as possible, at no time was anything done with the user using their Internet browser application to go and sit, and work, on the Internet Service Providers live, online Email web pages. The work between the Email-client application and the system of the Internet Service provider is all done in the background.
I have also found the systems of the Internet Service providers have been hacked into less often than the systems hosted by the likes of Yahoo and Gmail. What is the pity is neither Yahoo or Gmail are necessary. ANYTHING that is accessible via the Internet, is as a “location independent” (does not matter where you are) as stinkin Yahoo or Gmail.
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.