A well thought out and relevant article on KSL?

S. Dale Morrey sdalemorrey at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 16:56:22 MDT 2013


No I'm actually just worried about having all my eggs in one basket.  I
don't like relying on  single company for everything.


On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 4:42 PM, Lonnie Olson <lists at kittypee.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 3:05 PM, S. Dale Morrey <sdalemorrey at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Now does anyone know of free privacy oriented email alternatives?  I'm
> > considering leaving gmail.  This is nothing personal against google but
> > I've realized I've gotten lazy and managed to put all of my eggs in 1
> > basket.
>
> Are you worried about Google specifically, or the NSA/Gov't.
>
> If the latter, moving to a new provider won't help you.
>
> Hosting your own mail may protect your data that is "at rest" from
> government subpoenas and such, but it has no effect on data "in
> transit", nor does it affect emails at the sender's storage (they
> might be using Gmail).  Email in transit can be snooped by lots of
> people, including NSA/Gov't.  To protect that you'd need to use
> encryption, but that won't protect email to people that can't use
> encryption too, nor does it protect metadata in the headers like
> sender and recipient addresses.
>
> Email + privacy is extremely difficult.  If you want real
> communication privacy you shouldn't use email.  Find something else,
> like a private XMPP server w/ TLS and OTR.
>
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