Re: [OT] GMail troubles [Was: Re: du-guidelines - point 7]
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On 07/16/08 06:07, Kamaraju S Kusumanchi wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
>> I keep telling people that Gmail is evil, but no one will listen.
> I don't think so. It is as evil as using any proprietary software. I use
> proprietary software all the time. Their TOS is very restrictive (as is the
> case for most proprietary software). So, I just use it not-so-important
>> If you care about your data, and want to get to it at any time, keep
>> your data and your apps on your local machine.
> local vs machine independent set up for email ...
> I prefer machine independent any time. If you set up your email locally on a
> local machine, then what would you do when you go to another place and have
> to check email from another machine? In order to have 24/7 access to your
> email, now you need to set up ssh and make sure that the local machine runs
No, no. You enable IMAPS, and then connect using Thunderbird,
Outlook, etc, etc.
Or, install Apache and Squirrelmail.
> An ordinary user might not have resources to have a machine running
> In such a case, I definitely recommend using a third party email
> service (like gmail, yahoo etc.,) which cost $0, and need no maintenance
> from the user.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"Kittens give Morbo gas. In lighter news, the city of New New
York is doomed."
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