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ianhnz
07-12-2013, 11:05 AM
Hi guys.

Just been away for a few days and had an interesting chat with a dear old friend (74).

He was overly concerned that we use G Mail.

I have G mail since tha bad old days when someone had to refer you to be able to join.

I do in fact have a few address's depending on what I'm doing.

His concern was mostly based, I think, on security issues and he said we should change.

I asked him, who so and he said he uses Slingshot. Dah. :tui:

I've had Telecom, for many, many a year, but I stopped using the email servers many years ago too.

I'm not in business or get involved to much in politics, so is there anything really to be concerned about?

:thanks for your inputs.

Ian:thumbs:

Speedy Gonzales
07-12-2013, 11:22 AM
Nothing wrong with Gmail. Forget slingshot, you dont need them just to get an email addy

fred_fish
07-12-2013, 11:29 AM
As long as you don't need any privacy and don't mind being subject to US laws, then gmail is fine.

ianhnz
07-12-2013, 11:35 AM
Nothing wrong with Gmail. Forget slingshot, you dont need them just to get an email addy

I agree, what I've heard slingshot not to good, anyways.

ianhnz
07-12-2013, 11:36 AM
As long as you don't need any privacy and don't mind being subject to US laws, then gmail is fine.

Um, for an old-timer (60 plus) myself, can you explain, please?

fred_fish
07-12-2013, 11:51 AM
Google scans all your mail to target you for advertising based on it's content.
If you email your mate asking about his new boat, you are more likely to see boat related advertising popping up around websites you look at.
(ever wondered "why so many viagra ads?"... :D)

As a 'foreign national', you have none of the protections a US citizen has from wholesale access to (and sharing of) any of your data passing through or stored on US servers.
As Mr Dotcom knows, trangressing US laws (even without setting foot in the country) can increasingly be prosecuted worldwide.

This is highly unlikely to actually affrect you personally, although it is worth considering the implications, especially if you have obligations under the Privacy Act for other peoples data.

wainuitech
07-12-2013, 12:03 PM
Google scans all your mail to target you for advertising based on it's content.
If you email your mate asking about his new boat, you are more likely to see boat related advertising popping up around websites you look at.
(ever wondered "why so many viagra ads?"... :D)

As a 'foreign national', you have none of the protections a US citizen has from wholesale access to (and sharing of) any of your data passing through or stored on US servers.
As Mr Dotcom knows, trangressing US laws (even without setting foot in the country) can increasingly be prosecuted worldwide.

This is highly unlikely to actually affrect you personally, although it is worth considering the implications, especially if you have obligations under the Privacy Act for other peoples data.
Just adding to Freds post -- Work on the prinicipal that anything you have on the internet ( including mail) can been seen by someone somewhere.

pctek
07-12-2013, 02:21 PM
Google scans all your mail to target you for advertising based on it's content.
If you email your mate asking about his new boat, you are more likely to see boat related advertising popping up around websites you look at.
.

Really? Must be my adblock then that has hidden all this from me.

The only annoying thing I find with Gmail is it's insistence you must keep all sent and deleted mail.
Damn annoying doing manual deletes.

ianhnz
07-12-2013, 02:31 PM
Google scans all your mail to target you for advertising based on it's content.
If you email your mate asking about his new boat, you are more likely to see boat related advertising popping up around websites you look at.
(ever wondered "why so many viagra ads?"... :D)

As a 'foreign national', you have none of the protections a US citizen has from wholesale access to (and sharing of) any of your data passing through or stored on US servers.
As Mr Dotcom knows, trangressing US laws (even without setting foot in the country) can increasingly be prosecuted worldwide.

This is highly unlikely to actually affrect you personally, although it is worth considering the implications, especially if you have obligations under the Privacy Act for other peoples data.

Ok, all interesting and I can really feel for Dotcom;(
So, if perchance one was to consider changing, from G mail, what secure emails are available and accessable via our windows email programs?

ianhnz
07-12-2013, 02:34 PM
Really? Must be my adblock then that has hidden all this from me.

The only annoying thing I find with Gmail is it's insistence you must keep all sent and deleted mail.
Damn annoying doing manual deletes.

Yes I must admit, I don't get much junk mail in my in-box, but the junk folder seems to get heaps.
I check my gmail, on line, about once a week or so and usually have 60 odd in junk folder and sometimes see junk in the inbox, don't I don't get them in the windows mail program, so the junk filter must work.