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DaBlade 06-23-2008 03:27 AM

Email provider?
 
Hello,
Until now, for about two years, I've been using a server in Sweden for my email, but following the passage of Sweden's draconian wiretapping bill, I'd rather not, any more. I'm looking for a server which provides both secure POP/SMTP or IMAP access, as well as a web GUI running over https, and preferably has spam filtering.

I had a look at Hushmail, but apparently, they've had some security issues in the past, plus, they've handed over information to governments.

Are there any email providers similar to Hushmail, but with a better track record?

P.S., if the site offers a free version, that'd be awesome. =)

Thanks for any input you can provide, folks. =)

indeliblestamp 06-23-2008 04:16 AM

I use Fastmail, and they're pretty awesome. The web interface is clean and fast. No web2.0 thingies, but that's a plus for me: it works perfectly in w3m.
They do have a free account if you just want to try them out first, but you'd get ads appended in your outgoing mail.
Have a look at their pricing table for details. Mine's the enhanced account, so I get nice goodies like 2 gigs of space for hosting files (lookit my (autogenerated) public gallery!).
I think they support secure access even for guest accounts, you might want to check on that. My account supports secure IMAP/SMTP, and the web interface goes over https too.
For spam filtering they have this thing called a Sieve script that I've not come across before (they're my first mail host), which is pretty nice. Its like a configurable set of rules for matching spam assassin headers, from headers, ip addresses and so on. I just copy pasted one of the examples on the web and added a few changes to filter my personal mail.
I have no idea how they've reacted in the past regarding handing over information to the government. You might wanna search around and see if you come up with anything worrying (I'd like to know too, please).

trickykid 06-23-2008 07:51 AM

If you really don't like the idea that a provider will hand over records to any government, you're probably better off just hosting yourself. The only way around this is to buy a server, rent some colo space and only you have access to it.

elcartero 06-23-2008 02:30 PM

I agree with arungoodboy...Fastmail.....

Jeebizz 06-23-2008 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaBlade
I had a look at Hushmail, but apparently, they've had some security issues in the past, plus, they've handed over information to governments.
What service doesn't provide information to governments? Technically it can be a good idea that they do, provided they give information only when requested with some kind of warrant. Everything you do anyways is always under scrutiny. Wherever you go there are cameras, wherever you go online, people know you've been there, or where you are going. Its a fact of life, face it.

Knowing this why not just sit back, and fsck with these people instead? :p

DaBlade 06-23-2008 06:28 PM

Fastmail is looking pretty good, but the price is pretty high for using a custom TLD, which I do... :/

I've found another site called Slashmail, but it seems rather unknown, have any of you guys tried it out? What do you think of it? https://slashmail.org/moreinfo/

Hosting my own server requires too much time, money and effort... I'm short on all three at the time.

Yeah, I guess it's hard to do anything about governments and other such criminals, except hope they don't choose to pick on you, and do some civil disobedience if you have someone to back you up.

AceofSpades19 06-25-2008 02:21 AM

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Originally Posted by DaBlade (Post 3193101)
Fastmail is looking pretty good, but the price is pretty high for using a custom TLD, which I do... :/

I've found another site called Slashmail, but it seems rather unknown, have any of you guys tried it out? What do you think of it? https://slashmail.org/moreinfo/

Hosting my own server requires too much time, money and effort... I'm short on all three at the time.

Yeah, I guess it's hard to do anything about governments and other such criminals, except hope they don't choose to pick on you, and do some civil disobedience if you have someone to back you up.

I like how slashmail compares itself to gmail
They say gmail doesn't use F/OSS, when it obviously does, because google runs all their servers on linux and they say that gmail only offers 2.5 gb when it actually offers 6 gb

DaBlade 06-25-2008 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AceofSpades19 (Post 3194366)
I like how slashmail compares itself to gmail
They say gmail doesn't use F/OSS, when it obviously does, because google runs all their servers on linux and they say that gmail only offers 2.5 gb when it actually offers 6 gb

I guess what they mean is that it doesn't use exclusively FOSS code, and as for the 2.5g figure, that's probably just outdated information.
I'll give Slashmail a try, they've got a 30 day free trial.

elcartero 06-26-2008 02:08 AM

You could also try

http://mail-eu.gmx.com/


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