Days of Change

The Client List | March 15, 2015

I remember the days when e-mail was doled out by companies or organizations and you had to have a reason to get them. My first 2 e-mail addresses were .edu ones. Service sites like Yahoo started making them more common. I think my next e-mail address was from there. You can now get e-mail from many legitimate and dubious sources. You can also create your own e-mail server, something you can do for less than some paid e-mail services.

Either the Clinton “foundation” or the generic Clinton family empire created an e-mail server. This technology only requires a (leased) domain name, a computer with software and an internet connection. With that, a potential scandal was born. Of course, it’s one thing when Hillary Clinton has an e-mail address and only the recipients have a server-side copy. Someone I heard the other day brought up an even better point. How many people have Clinton e-mail addresses who worked at Hillary’s State Department?

Criminals and terrorists have used closed e-mail clients to convey messages without being tracked. For example, if you save a “draft” e-mail message and let other people log into that account, you can communicate and no data goes through e-mail servers. The way a-mail works, if you send an e-mail from your .com address to another address on the same .com domain, the data will likely not move outside the server. No real record of the e-mail will exist, except on that server.

This is why the server should have been removed. Now, it’s probably wiped cleaner than Lois Lerner’s computer.

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3 Comments

  1. Synchronicity strikes again. It came to my techno-dinosaur attention yesterday that Outlook Express was abolished because Microsoft wants everyone to use its Live -mail. To me this suggests that Microsoft is working for the Feds or the NWO to spy on us. So, I am looking into returning our new Window 7 Computer and buying an used XP, or replacing the Win7 with XP if it can be one on this new computer.

    Any thoughts?

    Comment by Mary — March 16, 2015 @ 1:06 am

    • Live mail is designed so that you have to go to a website to do anything. The main advantage is that it allows them to serve you fresh advertising on a regular basis. Outlook Express is just an e-mail client. You can find others, but I haven’t used them in a while.

      All e-mail is on the internet, so there’s not much chance of one keeping it away from the NSA. However, you can use e-mail encryption. Edward Snowden said that this works, and the NSA can’t read it, but that most people don’t bother using it.

      Microsoft has been trying to “end of life” XP for a while now. You can still activate a current license, but you can’t buy a new one anymore. I have 3 Windows machines I use at home. 3 are on XP, but the main one is on Win7. I don’t know that one is better than another for anti-spying.

      Comment by 1539days — March 16, 2015 @ 4:09 am

      • Thanks for the info. I’m just very upset with a tech co. telling me I’d better use their e-mail. at their website. In the 1984 world of Herr obama, that sets off alarm bells.

        Comment by Mary — March 17, 2015 @ 1:34 am


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