As well as a steady influx of requests for email addresses, lists etc., aktivix is now expanding geographically/linguistically: now in French
This is a quick answer to a quick question. It just got useful enough to publish here.
pop3 if you have an intermitent internet connection, for example on the phone line as it was common years ago, where you would connect as if it was a phonecall so you would just fetch your emails quickly and then read them offline to free the line up for phonecalls.
Aktivix and its networks are committed to not holding any information that is not necessary to run its services, and even the minimum information that is held, will be held from corporate and state authorities as much as possible.
If we would not accept to receive our bank statements on a postcard and we always seal our love letters, why do keep sending non-encrypted emails? Probably, because encrypting an email is not as simple as sealing an envelope. While it only takes a simple gesture to close an envelope, email encryption requires, namely: a pair of keys, a passphrase to activate them and a program to handle it all. One of the most popular ways to use encryption is probably with Thunderbird and its PGP plug-in. Once both are installed, it is all pretty intuitive.
But what do you do if you don’t even have a computer, and/or you have to use computers that are not yours, to connect to the internet? Continue reading