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Re: GTK+ E-mail App on par with Mutt?

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On 02/04/08 09:37, Wei Chen wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
>> On 02/04/08 07:07, Wei Chen wrote:
>> [snip]
>>> Web mail can also be a feasible solution. I use gmail to retrieve and
>>> aggregate emails from all my other mail boxes. In this way I can read
>>> mails from any places where an internet connection is available.
>>> Other merits over local IMAP include that you do not have to keep your
>>> desktop machine on for all day long, which is a saving of the
>>> environment, the probability of data loss on google clusters can be
>>> considered smaller than that of a desktop disk fault, and gmail can also
>>> be accessed using IMAP.
>> Call me tin-foil boy, but I'd rather not have all my sometimes-
>> sensitive email sitting on the servers of a company who's whole
>> business is based on "grepping" files looking for keywords, and
>> which has a proven track records of sharing said data with decidedly
>> authoritarian governments.
> Yes. What you said may be correct, but I'd rather not have my sensitive

Now that I think about it, though, was it Yahoo or Google that
turned over emails from dissenters to the PRC?

> information written in an email. Our daily sent emails, if not expressly
> encrypted and signed, are by nature not secure, unfortunately.

I hear what you are saying, and we all know that packet capture does
happen.  But it's much *easier* to analyze -- and turn over to
authorities -- emails that are sitting in some company's DC than it
is to search all the packets zipping thru a mega-router.

Note the emphasis on *easier*.

- --
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

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