Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of faq/email/avoid-forward


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Timestamp:
Oct 24, 2012, 3:13:14 PM (7 years ago)
Author:
Nat Meysenburg
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Updated to reflect that we have two webmail offerings now, and to more strongly word what's wrong with Google.

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    1515Please use this method! It will ensure that you receive all of your email, it will avoid having our servers blocked by anyone, and it will guarantee that your email, at least in the initial delivery, is being handled by a provider politically sensitive to your mission.
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    17 Before ending this FAQ, since gmail.com was named above, the question remains: why use Google at all? Why support their corporate/ad-focused model? May First/People Link supports one webmail program (Horde/Imp) and supports a number of desktop email clients (see [wiki:configure_email directions]). By using these tools instead of Google you are investing your time and energy into a community the revolves around free software and progressive politics rather than building a community that revolves around profiting a corporation.
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     17Before ending this FAQ, since gmail.com was named above, the question remains: why use Google at all? Why support their corporate/ad-focused model? May First/People Link supports two webmail programs (Roundcube and Horde/Imp) and supports a number of desktop email clients (see [wiki:configure_email directions]). By using these tools instead of Google you are investing your time and energy into a community the revolves around free software and progressive politics rather than building a community that revolves around turning your emails, searches, videos watched and web browsing habits into a commodity that is sold to advertisers, and most likely openly shared with governments.