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[ale] [OT]Non-ISP Email services



On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Ron Frazier (ALE) <
atllinuxenthinfo at techstarship.com> wrote:

> 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
>
>
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Communications_Privacy_Act#Criticism

See also:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/03/19/patrick_leahy_introduces_legislation_to_update_ancient_electronic_communications.html





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