[thelist] archiving Horde webmail onto your PC

Darrell King darrellgking at gmail.com
Sun Aug 12 08:04:15 CDT 2007

Informative. Unfortunately, one of the greatest leaps forward in human
history - the Web - has opened all new avenues for exploitation. Of course,
it's long passed the time when any of us can expect to keep our private
information to ourselves anyway.

Well, that's not totally true. Stop using email except for the most public
statements, for instance, never recording a private thought or opinion.
Email makes several stops along it's delivery route and is extremely
vulnerable to interception. Don't share emotions with family and friends,
because they may pass this on over the web ion notes or chats, or to human
links in the chain of privacy invasion. Don't use your credit cards anywhere
because there are thieves who pose as clerks. Don't accept birthday cards
online because they give out clues to your birth date; don't ever enter your
age into an online form for the same reason.

Actually, don't do any of this on paper, either, as such records may get
digitalized someday.

I'm not even touching the notes that reflect deep personal convictions,
evidence of extramarital adventures or simply discuss current events.

I'm not singling your opinion out, Shawn. Just lamenting the fact that I
gave up on privacy years ago. My focus nowadays is on nipping identity theft
in the bud and resigning myself to defending my many peccadillos when
Homeland Security shows up at the door with a laptop full of evidence.


On 8/12/07, Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-08-11 at 20:12 +0100, Lisa B McLaughlin wrote:
> > Yes, the client wants to file emails away online so they can access
> > from
> > anywhere.   I suggested gmail.  Any thoughts?  Seems better to me than
> > archiving etc.
> You mean you (and your client) have never read
> <http://www.gmail-is-too-creepy.com>?
> It's one thing for Google to access my Usenet and mailing lists posts,
> another entirely to trust them with e-mail that is obviously supposed to
> remain private.
> You (and your client) should at least be aware of the ECPA and what it
> says with regards to e-mails over 180 days old.

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