Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Oct 2013 16:02 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google

Google back in 2005:

There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages.

Google today:

The company confirmed to the Guardian that it is testing a system with about 30 advertisers in the US in which it shows banner ads for companies including SouthWest Airlines on pages which include them in web search results.

And people wonder why I have zero trust in companies.

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RE[2]: Comment by Tractor
by lucas_maximus on Thu 24th Oct 2013 17:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Tractor"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Why not pay for your own mailbox? It is a pittance.

Edited 2013-10-24 17:15 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Tractor
by darknexus on Thu 24th Oct 2013 17:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Tractor"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Why not pay for your own mailbox? It is a pittance.

An excellent suggestion at least for those of us who read pages like OSNews, but most people do not have any idea how to do it. Guess they could pay someone to do it for them, but for some reason people now days rebel at the idea of paying for anything.

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RE[4]: Comment by Tractor
by lucas_maximus on Thu 24th Oct 2013 18:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Tractor"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=email+hosting

:D

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

https://mykolab.com/

Its not free, but it comes with a lot of good things, like being in Switzerland, and supporting free software development.

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RE[3]: Comment by Tractor
by ddc_ on Thu 24th Oct 2013 17:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Tractor"
ddc_ Member since:
2006-12-05

Why not pay for your own mailbox? It is a pittance.

That's what I'm going to do. Just wanted to poll for other options I could consider.

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RE[3]: Comment by Tractor
by Morgan on Fri 25th Oct 2013 23:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Tractor"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Indeed, my web host (tigertech.net) offers POP3/IMAP email at no extra charge, and I can make as many accounts as I want across my two domains. The webmail interface is very basic (think SquirrelMail) but I can use any client I want, and the host isn't scanning my email for data to sell to advertisers.

If you don't want a full web host you can get hosted email with your own domain for a few bucks a month. If you're paranoid about someone snooping, get a host that supports encryption and is headquartered in a country with more respect for privacy than yours.

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