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  •  Why? (1+ / 0-)
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    Don't have to be. That just the way they've designed it because they can. The post office doesn't store my mail. They just deliver it.

    •  Sure. And you also don't have to give them (0+ / 0-)

      any of your info.

    •  You knew how it was when you started using (3+ / 0-)
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      their services. If you don't like it, don't use their services.

    •  Well, the Post Office can't store your mail (2+ / 0-)
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      because it's tangible. Data is not. If the Post office stored your mail, they would never be able to deliver it.

      I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

      by second gen on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 09:32:22 PM PDT

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    •  Then download your mail and delete it (2+ / 0-)
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      Then download every piece of mail you have from Gmail (or Hotmail or Yahoo) and delete from their respective sites.
      Most people want to keep their mail their for ease of storage, but no one is forcing you to.

    •  It's the price of having access to your email, (1+ / 0-)
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      including old email, from any internet connected device.

      Gmail does actually support email clients that download all your email and delete them on the server.  Obviously you can't do that with a web interface, but if you don't want your emails to be stored remotely, you're free to go that route.

    •  The post office takes a snapshot ... (0+ / 0-)

      of every piece of mail that passes through its system.  This was revealed in connection with the story about the woman in Texas (or wherever she was) who tried to frame her husband for sending the ricin-laced letters to Obama, Bloomberg, et al.  This technology was a critical aid in busting her.

      No, the PO doesn't know the contents of mail, but it has data concerning who communicates with whom via snail mail.

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 07:00:22 AM PDT

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