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    Would you trust facebook to run your email?

    Facebook's email project, reputed to be a "Gmail killer" is apparently to be launched on Monday.

    Facebook’s Gmail Killer, Project Titan, Is Coming On Monday
    Facebook set to launch 'Gmail killer' email system | Technology | The Guardian


    Am I the only one shuddering at this news? I don't trust facebook with facebook accounts! What will they do when they have access to someone's entire world on email?

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    Would you trust facebook to run your email?

    Simple answer... no, I wonder though just how many people, fully aware of FB's history when it comes to privacy, will switch for convenience?

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    Many people now use Facebook instead of email - it's the way they keep in touch with each other so for them the idea of Facebook running their email is just an obvious extension of what now happens.

    I'd guess the trite phrase "we need to educate users" is probably needed here but I've no idea how you actually do that :-(

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    No ... but I don't one hundred percent trust Google to run my mail. I barely trust Apple but at least I know what I am paying for there.

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    No. I am currently happy with my gmail and google apps email for domains, but may well at some point migrate to my own server instead.

    I can't trust Facebook at all, and only use it with the full understanding that they are releasing what I say to the world.

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    There's no such thing as a free lunch.

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    This is going to be hilarious. How long do you think it'll take the 4chan community to hack the servers? A day?

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    I don't trust anyone with anything, even myself.

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    Certainly not. I don't trust anybody with anything, which I host everything I need myself (well, I trust my dedicated provider and ISP at arms reach, there has to be a compromise somewhere...)

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    I simply dread the privacy settings they'll require you to have in facebook email... they manipulate things so that you do things for their convenience, not your privacy.

    Like others, I don't really trust any of the email providers, but generally their privacy settings are straightforward.

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    Lots of dumb people are going to learn a painful lesson.

    ++ on tears before bedtime and associated hilarity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    I don't trust anyone with anything, even myself.
    Not even the Gerbil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    Not even the Gerbil?
    I think that died earlier this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    I think that died earlier this year!
    Indeed - he is currenly enjoying life in Gerbil Heaven - but has been replaced with Zip and Rar. See below.....

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    I will be steering well clear of it. I don't even use my Facebook account tbh and should probably deactivate it. I must admit I am a bit of a Gmail and all over Google lover.

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