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Re: [tor-talk] Email provider for privacy-minded folk
For my email privacy I elected to run my own server. I use SmarterMail by
SmarterTools. It has a really nice web interface as well as IMAP and POP3.
There is a free version where you can run a personal server with 10 email
accounts and 1 domain.
John Perry - WX5JP
From: "Ted Smith" <tedks@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 11:11 PM
Subject: 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.
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