Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th May 2012 21:25 UTC
In the News "The FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a controversial proposal that would require firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google, to build in backdoors for government surveillance. In meetings with industry representatives, the White House, and U.S. senators, senior FBI officials argue the dramatic shift in communication from the telephone system to the Internet has made it far more difficult for agents to wiretap Americans suspected of illegal activities, CNET has learned. The FBI general counsel's office has drafted a proposed law that the bureau claims is the best solution: requiring that social-networking Web sites and providers of VoIP, instant messaging, and Web e-mail alter their code to ensure their products are wiretap-friendly." I no longer know what to say. You will be monitored by The State. If you oppose such monitoring, you're a terrorist.
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alternative to Gmail, Gtalk
by katti on Sat 5th May 2012 12:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
katti
Member since:
2012-02-23

I recently found out about Opera's free mail service (which they launched after they bought fastmail.fm) and I find it very good. It gives you 1 GB of storage, IMAP access and a nice, simple but quite good web interface. They even got an XMPP service, though it's not advertised very much.
All in all, it's a good alternative to gmail. I hope they don't host anything in the US.
Before anybody asks, I am in no way affiliated with Opera, I just like the service.

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RE: alternative to Gmail, Gtalk
by gumoz on Sat 5th May 2012 16:21 in reply to "alternative to Gmail, Gtalk"
gumoz Member since:
2008-05-15

Or you can use tototl.com

They have unlimited space, bandwidth, support IMAP, IMAPS, POP3, POP3S, SMTP, the service is hosted on Netherlands and also offers 3 nice interfaces: SquirrelMail, RoundCube, and Webmin, they also support GPG through Webmin interface. They only ask 3 questions to create your account (Name, username, password). No captcha.

They recently launched and you can check their uptime realtime on their website.

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ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

I'm wary of any service that doesn't tell me how they intend to pay their bills if/when they really get popular.

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katti Member since:
2012-02-23

Oh yes, a totally unknown domain name, registered by a person from Mexico (not a company) gives me lot of confidence in the service. The name even resembles your username, so you are just advertising your own mailserver here, claiming it has unlimited resources?

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

the service is hosted on Netherlands


And freemont(?) and dallas.

They have unlimited space, bandwidth

Wow, really? I doubt it.

No captcha.


That's...good? bad?

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