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[ale] [OT]Non-ISP Email services

If you think that is bad, start processing litigation requests for e-mail.  ALL existing backups are discoverable.  That's right?if your retention period is 60 days, always WIPE the one that is 61+ days old, or you will be restoring things back as far as you have readable backups.  It is really fun if you get a request for printed copies.
Allen B.
Allen Beddingfield
Systems Engineer
The University of Alabama

From: David Tomaschik <david at systemoverlord.com<mailto:david at systemoverlord.com>>
Reply-To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts <ale at ale.org<mailto:ale at ale.org>>
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 12:33 PM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts <ale at ale.org<mailto:ale at ale.org>>
Subject: Re: [ale] [OT]Non-ISP Email services

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Ron Frazier (ALE) <atllinuxenthinfo at techstarship.com<mailto: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<http://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?



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