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Re: [tor-talk] Email provider for privacy-minded folk

On Tue, 2013-02-12 at 11:23 -0600, Joe Btfsplk wrote:
> On 2/12/2013 8:41 AM, Ted Smith wrote:
> > I use riseup.net -- I trust their promise not to store any logs, I 
> > know they'll never block Tor, and they don't have any ads in their web 
> > interface. That said, if you're financially stable in a first-world 
> > country, you should probably throw some bitcoins their way to cover 
> > the cost of your email account (they recommend you donate three hour's 
> > worth of pay per year IIRC, which is pretty trivial for most people). 
> How difficult is it to get an acct w/ risup if you "apply," rather than 
> have 2 recommendations from members?  I don't know any  riseup members & 
> forgot how you get the recommendations from members, to riseup.
> I don't have a problem w/ their political & social stance - it's a free 
> country.  I'm not sure what they look for in the "application" to 
> approve or reject an acct.

Probably some sort of social/political goal that they agree with, though
if you said you were mostly interested in privacy and were willing to
donate more than they recommend, I somewhat doubt they'd turn you down.

I don't know how difficult it is; I got this account a long time ago,
and when I did I knew people using Riseup.

The way you get recommendations is by generating an invite code on

> How well do they handle support issues?  Only by email?  Typical 
> response time for serious issues?

I rarely need "support," but when I have a question for the Riseup
people they're always in IRC.

> Due to their low storage limit, I guess you just immediately delete msgs 
> when d/l w/ a client?  Attachment size limit is very small.\

I immediately delete messages from the server anyway; but before I did
that I raised my quota (you can do it from their user page). I justified
that to myself by giving them more support, as they mention on the page
where you can raise your quota.

Sent from Ubuntu

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