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>> The correspondents write messages to each other by saving them
>>in the drafts folder, where they can each read and respond to when they
This is exactly what Petraeus and Paula Broadwell did. On a news report I
heard at that time, it was mentioned that this is also a tactic terrorists
use, as the email won't leave traces across mail servers. I can imagine
google changing their policies on saving mail & drafts now that this has
come to light.
Re: Lee Fisher's comment, "If the product is free, you are the product":
there is a very good documentary called "We Live in Public" that makes this
same argument. I can't improve on it, I just wanted to put that out there.
On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 7:18 PM, sphilip <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>wrote:
> Since we're on this topic, and purely for theoretical reasons - it would
> be impractical as a general means of conducting business - another way to
> communicate privately with someone using public webmail accounts is to set
> up an account and share the password with the person you wish to
> communicate with. The correspondents write messages to each other by saving
> them in the drafts folder, where they can each read and respond to when
> they log in.
> Since the messages are always 'draft's and never leave the server as
> 'sent', they don't get scanned either by Google or by anyone eavesdropping
> on internet traffic. Sharing the password of a Gmail account with someone
> else probably violates Google's terms of service and could lead to your
> account being suspended if detected (which they might do if you're
> regularly logging in from different sides of the world), but like I said, I
> mention this only out of technical interest.
> On 26 Feb 2013, at 05:27, "McLauchlan, Kevin" <
> Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> > If you'd like some privacy, think asymmetric cryptography.
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