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[ale] [OT]Non-ISP Email services



On 4/2/2013 11:43 AM, Michael B. Trausch wrote:
> On 04/02/2013 11:33 AM, Ron Frazier (ALE) wrote:
>    
>> Buy a domain name at 1and1.com and pay for their email only service.
>> It's about $ 15 / year if I recall.  Then, you mail can come to your
>> own domain.  It's a good idea (in my opinion) to pay something for
>> such service.  In terms of customer service and maintenance, you get
>> what you pay for.  $ 1.25 / month doesn't get you much in that
>> regard, but with millions of customers, they have more funds to
>> manage the data center and provide some help to needy customers.  Try
>> to get some help from gmail for a problem.  Also, having your own
>> domain name lends more credibility, which may be useful in some
>> cases.  The domain name costs about $ 8 / year.
>>      
> Everyone, just remember:
>
>   * If your mail hosting is outsourced, the Government can read it
>     without a warrant after 180 days.
>
>   * If your email hosting is in-house, on your own equipment, the
>     government must always obtain a warrant to read messages stored on
>     the system.
>
> If you want to ensure that your messages cannot be read without a
> warrant and therefore mandatory service upon yourself or your business,
> you should ensure that (a) you use an email service that purges all
> messages no later than 180 days after receipt, or (b) host the mail
> yourself, in-house.
>
> 	--- Mike
>
>    

WHAT ?!!  Can you elaborate on that?  How can the government do this?

Ron


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