[plug] Webmail

Brad Campbell brad at fnarfbargle.com
Wed Jul 21 17:10:33 WST 2010

On 21/07/10 08:23, Michael Holland wrote:
> On 20 July 2010 18:39, Brad Campbell <brad at fnarfbargle.com
> <mailto:brad at fnarfbargle.com>> wrote:
>     I thought about just having the mail server copy all E-mails to a
>     GMail account, but there are privacy issues associated with that I
>     can't compromise.
> How is gmail going to compromise privacy any more than a co-located server?
> Are you worried about Google being served with a court order to turn
> over the content? Or US gov't warrantless spying?

Good question. I really used the wrong word. It's not about privacy so much as security. I can 
demonstrate and audit the physical security arrangements surrounding my co-located server. I can 
demonstrate the security arrangements within my server. I can demonstrate the security of my local 
office, document management and local storage. I have absolutely no way of verifying any form of 
security surrounding google applications and storage.

I must be able to verify the chain from end to end. Google is a link in the chain I can't verify and 
certainly can't rely on.


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