What are good mail hosts to use with FreeBSD mailing lists?

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Thu Feb 11 00:55:22 UTC 2021

> On Feb 10, 2021, at 6:19 PM, Erich Dollansky <freebsd.ed.lists at sumeritec.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, 10 Feb 2021 17:02:47 +0000
> RW via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, 9 Feb 2021 14:30:24 -0500
>> Kurt Hackenberg wrote:
>>> On 2/9/21 9:58 AM, RW via freebsd-questions wrote:
>>>> I only use this gmail account for mailing list and only with a 
>>>> traditional MUA.  I don't see any ads or give them anything that 
>>>> isn't already public.    
>>> Google knows who you are across your use of all their services, by 
>>> identifying your computer(s). A separate Gmail account won't hide
>>> you from that.
>>> For example, your use of Gmail for this list will affect what
>>> videos Youtube suggests to you.  
>> I've never seen any evidence of that. I only get suggestions that
>> are similar to videos I watched. 
> we work in a very specific field. When work-related e-mails land at our
> privat Google account, we get then links to paradise islands in the
> tropics. This takes a few weeks until a work-related e-mail arrives
> there again.
>> I doubt google knows much about me, or their choice of adverts
>> wouldn't be so laughable. Two years I spent a couple of minutes on
>> their search engine (instead of DuckDuckGo)  looking at garden
>> shredders and got ads that were dominated by shredders for months.
>> This is a minor improvement over ~15 years ago when I typed in "KDE
>> packages fruit salad servers" and got several years worth of
>> soft-fruit ads - mostly raspberries.  
> Yes, they react much faster these days.

These nuisances you can and do observe are quite benign compared to those you can’t observe (and don’t care to imagine ;-)


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