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KendoSurf

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Posted Aug 06 2020 at 11:25:38 AM   |
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My online searches have shown that ProtonMail and Tutanota may be the two very best in the world! :)

When I see a site recommending Gmail, Yahoo, Yandex, etc. I click out and go looking for a more reliable source of information. >:(

Nevertheless, there are others out there, often located in Europe, that are far better than the "regular" email clients we are accustomed to. Privacy and Security are top priorities, and some do provide free service (not merely a free-to-try option).

https://nordvpn.com/blog/tutanota/
KendoSurf

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Posted Aug 06 2020 at 3:11:36 PM   |
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If you happen to be looking for a better email client than the one(s) you currently use, here's a handy dandy list of possibilities to get you started. :)

Discernment is advised. I don't see any of the substandard "regulars" here, but please do your homework. ;)

This site has a nice setup. Just click or right-click the little links and you go to that company's own page.

Strange...ProtonMail is #1 in the first section, but isn't in the Top 5 Secure Email Providers list that follows ?!? Tutanota has the #2 spot in both sections.

https://freedomhacker.net/list-of-secure-email-providers-that-take-privacy-serious/

Oh...and they should brush up on their grammar at freedomhacker. "seriously" not "serious", correct? ;D
KendoSurf

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Posted Aug 07 2020 at 4:08:31 AM   |
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Extensive explanation and discussion of online privacy concerns. Included are their recommendations for email, vpn, and search engine providers. :)

https://restoreprivacy.com/5-eyes-9-eyes-14-eyes/
KendoSurf

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Posted Aug 09 2020 at 2:20:23 PM   |
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Since I started this thread, I should give an account of my own usage of this info, right?

I used ProtonMail for many moons, and I have nothing bad to say about it at all! :)

Recently switched to Tutanota. Wanted change for various reasons.

Added Windscribe's free VPN to Firefox (for Linux) browser today. Panopticlick shows reduced fingerprinting. That's about the best one can hope for these days.

I'm in Linux Ubuntu. This in itself is a much more secure and stable environment than Windows, or even MacOSx.

Not being holier-than-thou! I used Windows for many years, and dealt with infections, learned about preventive measures, installed software, etc.

As of now Windscribe is turned ON in Firefox...the other three protectors are turned OFF. Maybe thay won't be needed any more, but I won't delete them until I'm certain. ;)

Only other defense is the Linux basic firewall.
KendoSurf

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Posted Aug 09 2020 at 2:34:41 PM   |
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My usual search engine is DuckDuckGo, in its updated-since-2008 version. Certainly better than Google; it may not be the ultimate best choice for Privacy-conscious users...? :I

But said to have gained respect in the Privacy community.

Also have Qwant aboard. Better rep overall.
Flashpro

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Posted Aug 09 2020 at 5:21:29 PM   |
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Kind of changing the topic, but it's been at work in the last few months with them hiring 3rd party companies for Phishing Training.

I consult for another company through my main employer, so I have laptops and email for both. Each of my emails got hilarious fake phishing emails to the effect of "click here to check your notifications" and the color schemes in the email bodies were sort of like a real corporate email but not really. And the links were real shady like http://s.download.securefiles.com/ LOL

Obviously I wasn't going to click on the links because they had unique ids to know who clicks, but I looked at the email headers and saw one from "phishme.com", by cofense.com. I forward it to our cyber security saying you guys crack me up. Instantly got an email reply saying great job for catching their training email.

Still, I can imagine a good chunk of employees click on that stuff and fill out sketchy forms. Just look at what happened to Twitter a few weeks ago! Employees who should have known better fell for the basic phone begging password scam. FOH
KendoSurf

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Posted Aug 09 2020 at 6:06:41 PM   |
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Your post prompts me to remember...emails, online searches, clicking unknown sites and etc. are a routine problem for many users. :(

Windows is very vulnerable.

Won't try to twist anyone's arm to go to Linux or Mac !!! :o

Windows fans should be always defensive. There are free antivirus-antimalware-antiphishing-antispying softwares available for you. Even smart users can be fooled. I think I've been pretty informed for being a non-tech user, but among the infections I got in Windows was a REALLY BAD one! The shop cleaned out my hard drive...only to discover that the bug had even infected the deep Boot Sector. My PC had been "told" that it could not accept a Windows OS because it was not compatible. On a Windows PC !!! :o :o :D
KendoSurf

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Posted Aug 10 2020 at 9:19:58 AM   |
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Windscribe VPN.

https://www.techradar.com/reviews/windscribe

https://privacyaustralia.net/windscribe-review/
KendoSurf

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Posted Aug 11 2020 at 2:31:27 PM   |
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Supposing that nobody wants to continue discussion here, I guess this will be my final post to the Best Email Providers thread. :)

Tutanota also provides a comparison chart to four other PrivateSecure providers.

https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/secure-email-security-measures/

https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/how-to-leave-google-gmail/
KendoSurf

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Posted Aug 12 2020 at 6:57:05 PM   |
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Didn't expect to be back so soon, if at all! :o

I threw caution to the wind and shut off ALL browser add-ons in Firefox for Linux.

Lesson Learned! Just set Firefox to Standard as the Main security/privacy, then turn off anything and everything in the other settings that asks if you want to share, etc...even with Mozilla !!!

I wouldn't even have attempted this in Windows, but the Panopticlick, AmIUnique, and BrowserAudit results seem conclusive! :)

https://panopticlick.eff.org/results?aat=1&fpi_whorls=%7B%22v2%22%3A%7B%22audio%22%3A%2235.73833402246237%22%2C%22canvas_hash_v2%22%3A%22f139fb61b2b20249d81082f9012141dc%22%2C%22webgl_hash_v2%22%3A%22c8d86e8b93988fe45bc711c813850c5a%22%7D%7D#fingerprintTable

https://amiunique.org/fp

https://browseraudit.com/results/52401/85f24314d45c362aebb3249e2f211c5e0c286cd8

However, I didn't delete the privacy software. Still there if wanted or needed. ;)




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