Re: google desktop out for linux?
- From: Sven Richter <sveri-list@xxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 20:15:53 +0200
On Sunday 01 July 2007 03:21:10 Felipe Figueiredo wrote:
Sven,Thats a good thing, to my pity, our university only has the
On 6/30/07, Sven Richter <sveri-list@xxxxxx> wrote:
Hm, ok, thats a point, and this is how google works, offering
something others dont offer, for nothing else than your privacy.
If you want to pay with it, so do it.
I myself got my own domain, this is the price i pay monthly.
And where are your emails stored, and your domain hosted? In your own
machine, that no one else has access to, or in a remote server? What's
the difference between your mail being stored in an ISP, google or a
rental server (in respect to your privacy)?
I'm not crying wolf here, but I though a bit about this before
creating my gmail account (considering the ads stuff, the indexing my
data, and all other evil possibilities that came through my mind),
weighted it, and concluded the cost of total privacy exceeds my
budget. Nevertheless, I have access to email accounts in my university
which I can trust more or less, knowing personally the sysadmins, and
there's always cryptography.
spam mail accounts, nothing with privacy or something like
You can "trust" one particular company better than another, or you canA very good point, but as you stated, at least no one is safe
trust no-one. That never changes the fact that your emails fly plain
text over the net (well, not in google's case, if the other end
supports SSL), just asking to be sniffed by malicious people. There
are too much variables, and the email is needed. One has (as you seem
to have done) to weight one's needs and the known hazards to choose
the best possible solution.
if he doesnt encrypt his email and the smtp server supports
But there is no privacy nirvana to be bought. You are always exposedI cant, i'd really like to, but its not possible.
on the net (afaik, please prove me wrong).
I'll do my best to safe my privacy as much as i can.
ASAP i will rent a root server with some friends and
setup kolab on it, to store everything there.
Not because of privacy, just for having our
personal data everywhere availabe (calendar, ...)
Good that kolab supports ssl by default.
But at least, i think its better if i avoid obvious
data collection then supporting it, if i am able to do so.
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