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    tracking [private email?]

    My computer skills aren't very good. Can you give advise on this. I switched my home from Google to DuckDuck Go. Google has way to much tracking so does Microsoft and Yahoo the government can get info from theses search engines plus theres much of your info is used. DDG keeps no info and doesn't track you. What I was wondering since DDG has no email. I got gmail. Can you recommend an email that is private and good? I just want to get rid of Google all together. Thanks Chuck

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    Can you recommend an email that is private and good?
    "Good" varies by opinion, as to private, there is no such thing as email being private or secure.

    You are going to get some degree of tracking with most services. The trick will be limiting what you do with them.
    Unless you're doing something illegal I wouldn't worry too much about Google, MS, or Yahoo.
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    I do nothing illegal, but like privacy. Thanks Chuck

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    Chuck,

    In the modern world privacy is at best an illusion. With cameras (still & video) everywhere, credit reporting agencies, social media, etc. it's hopeless short of moving to a cave in North Dakota! Remember your cell phone and car computer are tracking your every move, as are your credit/debit card transactions. Do your best, as I try to do, to maintain some semblance of privacy (if only in your own mind) but always be aware that Big Brother, Big Business, and probably your family and friends are watching!

    Anyway, Have a Happy & Prosperous New Year
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    Most ISP's provide email as part of their service. Have you checked into that? It isn't private, by any means, but it is an alternative to those you mentioned. My primary email is through my ISP, and the email account I use here and several other internet places I frequent is through my own web site hosting company. I handle all my email through the Office suite's Outlook.
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    Malwarebytes plugins manager can delete most unwanted addons. Email, i use thunderbird and delete all off server

    Chuckracer, Earlier, I typed the above on my Tab3. Now, I'm on my desktop. I mentioned MB PM because in another thread, now closed, there was mention of unwanted addons. I mention thunderbird above because I download the emails and delete them from the server. More control that way.
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    You can encrypt your e-mail if you wish.

    http://lifehacker.com/180878/how-to-encrypt-your-email

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    If you want truly private mail set up your own mail server in a secure room in your house, with a self destruct mechanism in case the police turn up with a warrant.

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