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Phil Carson

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Hushmail
« on: July 14, 2005, 08:09:41 pm »

Hushmail : http://www.hushmail.com/

Is this still as good as it gets for a free Web based email account?

I had an account - and let it lapse while I was out of pocket.

Yes I know there have been threads about encryption , I read those and Clair's works. I used the Search function too.

New guy [ yours truly] started a new thread because others may have missed those , and  others may be in the situation I am in.

I have to use Windows while at College.  So I use IE and all that stuff I do not at home,while at school...let it goof up the School's stuff I say.

I spent 35 yrs doing something and then decided to attend College...taking IT of all things. Not to this part yet per se'.  Doing the Cisco stuff , and learning about cables, cussing Access, and will be cussing routers and other fun stuff this fall.

Phil
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Plinker-MS

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2005, 05:45:42 pm »

Hushmail is about as easy as encrypted email gets.  I especially like that the "new" (as of a couple years ago) version interoperates with GPG and PGP.

It is great if you have non-crypto-propellerhead friends.  The "free" accounts work fine for most purposes if you/they are willing to check email at least every 3 weeks.   While there is good reason to be wary about whether the hushmail admins or the NSA have a backdoor to read your mail, it is much, much, much better than sending everything in the clear on Gmail or Hotmail.  

I had one of the free accounts for years, but eventually abandoned it because I gave it out in too many places and it became a Spam-magnet.  I am not sure if their Spam protection has improved since then.  Hush did have an "allow only encrypted mail" feature, which will kill 99.995% of the spam if you only want to use the account for secure communication.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2005, 12:58:02 am »

I've used Hushmail and it works as far as I can tell.  Be sure you don't send anything personal though.  If an emergency, use it and be satisfied even if "criminals" have also chosen it as their email of choice.
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