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    Re: Gmail Alternative

    FastMail is based in Australia and is a good alternative, especially if you're willing to pay a few bucks.

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    Re: Gmail Alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by RAV TUX View Post
    Yahoo is free but again a US company
    I don't remember too well, but wasn't Yahoo one of the American ISP complying with the government's request to see users' search histories?

    If privacy is what you're after, encrypt your mail.

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    Re: Gmail Alternative

    http://riseup.net/ is the only one I know of that won't cave and give in your emails to the government, or ad agencies, or anything like that. They're a collective basically formed to provide a safe, and secure email service for activists.

    But they only have 15 megs of storage.

    I don't know of any privacy based free mail services with a large amount of storage.

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    Re: Gmail Alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by healthpellets View Post
    I'm looking for a Gmail alternative for a variety of reasons. Mainly privacy issues. I need something with good-sized storage and pop3 capability (free would be nice).

    Thanks.

    Inbox.com 5 gigs free... GREAT interface.
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    Re: Gmail Alternative

    for all the privacy nuts: www.hushmail.com

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    Re: Gmail Alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by banjobacon View Post
    I don't remember too well, but wasn't Yahoo one of the American ISP complying with the government's request to see users' search histories?

    If privacy is what you're after, encrypt your mail.
    not much worried about privacy.....Yahoo is still a major shareholder of Google always has been and always will be....

    I find their search engine better....many times I have done a search on Google and had disappointing results...search on Yahoo and everything is right on....the page rank system is a failure....for searchs....but great for ad revenue.

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    Re: Gmail Alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by KaroSHiv0n View Post
    for all the privacy nuts: www.hushmail.com
    I was also goint to suggest this.
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    Re: Gmail Alternative

    Is there any new information recently about this whole Gmail privacy issue? Most articles that I've found about it are back from 2004 or so... Wasn't sure if things have been revised...

    I use gmail as my main account, and the basic consensus that I came to when deciding to use it full time was that when gmail scanned for things like spam, it used that information to search through a database of ads, showing ones that matched the searches... Is that all that it does, or am I missing something?

    Are there any benefits to using a service like riseup.net? (storage is not a big issue for me, seeing as I never use more than 1 MB of storage on gmail)
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    Re: Gmail Alternative

    I guess I just always felt that if the government wants to get to your e-mail , or anything else for that matter there is nothing you can do to stop them.
    "The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe
    the people with their own money." -- Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Re: Gmail Alternative

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