Gmail or Thunderbird problem?

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Dec 5 18:04:49 UTC 2008

Bart Silverstrim wrote:

>> Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>>> Primarily IMAP is a way of keeping email on the mail server instead
>>> of your computer so you can access it from a number of systems
>>> without losing your mail, and as long as the provider does decent
>>> backups of their data you won't lose data.
>> It's not "their" data. It's their client's data.
> I'll remember that if the ISP is served with a warrant for data so
> officials get the data but the client is never told of this being
> served...courtesy of some of the wonderful laws our soon to be ex
> president had passed for domestic spying.

When those outrageous laws were passed, nobody ever claimed that the 
data necessarily belonged to the ISP - the law _specifically_ overrides 
your right to privacy.  That's what you get for living in a police 
state, I'm afraid.

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