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hi I've a really funny question! i'm currently using gmail as my general and main mail service provider and hotmail for my daily mailing! I hate yahoo, it's really unsecure!! ...
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    hi
    I've a really funny question!
    i'm currently using gmail as my general and main mail service provider and hotmail for my daily mailing!
    I hate yahoo, it's really unsecure!!
    I want a email service provide as secure as possible that shows i'm using linux!
    hotmail and microsoft and windows are chained together!

    IN FACT SECURITY MEAN GOVERNMENTALACCESS TO EMAIL CONTENTS!

    thanks All!
    Ashkan

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    What do you mean by security?
    Protection against eavesdropping by individuals? Just make sure you connect&authorize with TSL or at least SSL.

    Security against governmental access to your mail? Nearly every public provider will hand over all available data about you if asked to by the authorities.

    In addition, If you use a no fee provider, they will most likely scan your mail for words so as to find out what they can try to sell you.

    The only security you can hope for comes from encrypting your mail traffic, e.g. with GNU Privacy Guard (GPG). It prevents others from reading the content of the mail, but still others can tell to whom you send mail, and when.

    On the bright side, GPG puts the name of your OS in the key string. So it shows to others you are using "Linux".
    Debian GNU/Linux -- You know you want it.

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    thanks gnu-fan
    I really want to prevent govermental access to my emails and their contents.

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    There is only one foolproof method of preventing Government access to your emails.

    Don't send any.

    Over here in the UK even encryption doesn't work. You can be sent to prison for refusing to hand over your private key!

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    Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
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    Replacement for hotmail for a Linux User!
    Welcome to the forums!

    You can find a comparison chart for many of the current webmail providers here:

    Comparison of webmail providers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Hope you find something that you like.
    oz

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