Post by Emily Post by rumpelstiltskin Post by arthur wouk
Congress voted to kill rules meant to prevent internet service
providers from selling users' web browsing histories and app
storage histories to advertisers
Without these protections, ISPs are free to track your browsing
behavior and sell that data to advertisers without consent.
It's always safe to assume that whatever you do, the
government knows about it.
They're welcome to track my browsing history but I don't want them
reading, and certainly not sharing, my e-mail.
I'd assume they're reading your email if they feel like it.
Post by Emily
A couple of days ago, it was surprisingly warm here and I thought I'd
check and see if the next day was forecast to be similar. Then I
thought about Yahoo. They have a weather page. So I fired it up --
for the first time since early February, and found that I had about a
thousand (I'm not exaggerating) e-mails. They were all deleted as
rapidly as possible. The government is welcome to read my Yahoo
e-mail since none of it matters at all. That's the address I give
when I have to give an e-mail address but have no intention of reading
anything they might ever send me.
I have two Thunderbird (Firefox) addresses that I use
for mail. I use Forte Agent for the newsgroup. While I
was trying to stop Forte Agent from making me have to
exit and reënter the program between every time I told
it to load new posts or send posts, I screwed up my
junk email address somehow, so that now although I
can receive and read emails from that address, I can't
send anything from it. The outgoing SMTP (or
whatever it is) is missing, and I haven't figured out
any way to fix it or to enter anything manually in that
field. The only things in that address that I'd want to
answer are messages from my two online "checking"
accounts, from which I don't want to write checks and
have declined the checkbook: I'm only using them
because they pay more than 1% interest. I had to
communicate with one of the banks. so I asked them
to change their address to my address that still
works, which used to be only for communicating with
non-business humans. I don't get too many emails
from my online banks so I guess I can tolerate
having them in the human email address.
I have extensive filters on my email accounts, and
anything annoying just goes straight into "trash"
automatically as long as I've set up a filter for it. My
human address only has a handful of robo-junk mail,
but my other account has a couple of hundred emails
in the trash folder at the moment. Every once in a
while I zap the messages in the trash folders.