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William A. Mahaffey III wam at hiwaay.net
Wed Apr 27 13:45:07 UTC 2016

On 04/26/16 17:37, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> On Tue, April 26, 2016 5:15 pm, Polytropon wrote:
>> On Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:32:19 -0400, Dewey Rahn wrote:
>>> Thank you. Can you recommend a dependable, secure, private email
>>> service?
>> Well, any service should be secure and private as long as you apply
>> good end-to-end encryption. PGP is a very common tool. With a virtual
>> server (or a real one) it's easy to run your own service where you
>> fully control its actions. There are several tutorials and guides
>> found on the web on how to achieve this. If you don't mind "getting
>> your hands dirty", you can adjust all the parts (MUA, MDA, MTA)
>> according to your needs. If this is not to your taste, just make
>> sure you have good transfer encryption in place. Keep in mind that
>> the biggest threat to your privacy and security is always the weakest
>> part of the chain in communication: If you mail to someone who is
>> running a compromised system, it's more or less "game over". Doing
>> some investigation on the web will reveal more truth. :-)
> Someone estimated that about half of our e-mails end up in gmail accounts,
> so, you can safely forget about privacy of about half of your e-mails. For
> the rest 50% of e-mails Mr. Polytropon's advise is the best, the only
> thing I would add: keep your private mail server at home, at least they
> will have to come to your home with subpoena, and then you will know that
> they looked through your e-mails.
> Valeri
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Ah, yes, a mail server at home, especially if you might want to run for 
president ;-) ....


	William A. Mahaffey III


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