Posted on 2004-08-10
I use an anonymous proxy for increased privacy whilst surfing. The people at the proxy say use any webmail and you'll remain private. Maybe. However i'm having problems choosing a secure webmail. Are there any decent free ones? Or more to the point reliable? If there aren't and they can go down at any minute and bombard you with advertising please let me know, as that would just be wasting my time. However if there are decent free ones....
These are the kinds of things I'd like and would like advise or comments
1) I'm kicking myself as I saw an ad a while back for a webmail provider which claimed when you delete an email they erase it to DOD standard on their server. Now that is a commitment to privacy! Its that sort of thiing I'm looking for.
2) I may have given up on this idea but I'll give it a whirl. You email a person from say email@example.com and it is remailed as being from say firstname.lastname@example.org, they can then reply to email@example.com and it gets remailed back to firstname.lastname@example.org. What is crucial though is that they can start a new email and send it to email@example.com and it arrives at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now you may think, oh you could achieve that with just email forwarding. yes, but these poeple are not committed to privacy . I want somebody who is committed to privacy. If my privacy was blown at any point it wouldn't be the end of the world at all but I am keen on privacy and want to deal with those committed to it as well.