How safe is the email you're sending?

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How do you feel when you feel send email messages?

  1. I don't think much about it, I just do it.

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  2. I feel pretty safe, nothing's going to happen.

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  3. Sending an email doesn't really feel safe.

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  1. tylerxian
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    tylerxian GBAtemp Regular

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    I have to do this for a finals project at school and I've been wondering about these two questions for a while now, so it's like knocking two birds with one stone. Please vote in this poll and be honest. I have two days before I have to turn these results in. Thanks everyone!
     


  2. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    It doesn't really matter, I don't think anyone would be interested in what I send, which is almost always schoolwork.
     
  3. BoxShot

    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

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    I'd suppose I feel pretty safe since I send about 1 email a year. Ahahaha.
    Sure I think sending an encrypted is safer but I don't do it. Reason: See last reason on why I feel safe.
     
  4. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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    I only send emails for school work, so I don't need to feel safe, or be scared of potential hackers.
     
  5. tylerxian
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    Thanks for the votes guys, though I still need more votes from those who haven't voted yet.
     
  6. Supersonicmonk

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    If hackers want to spend their time stealing my geography project then fine.
     
  7. Aeladya

    Aeladya *mistressOFtheCLOW

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    I don't ever send e-mail...and if I do it's just a link to something else or a recipe...I just send it...I really don't think anyone cares about my e-mail...
     
  8. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    I mostly send email to myslef, if I find an interesting article when in school or at another computer...

    If I want to talk to friends, I usually do that over an instant message.
     
  9. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

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    I don't send e-mail except for E-Cards to my long distance sweetheart, and hackers do not want to hear such racy stuff, it's rated XXXX yeah it's that bad. Everything else is done by Facebook or web cam (only for my GF).
     
  10. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    E-mail needs to be taken out as a form of communication, it's 80's technology.

    Somebody post their e-mail address, and I'll send you a message from yourself.
     
  11. Law

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    I actually CC my emails to all of my contacts, so probably not very safe at all.
     
  12. FAST6191

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    Just a comment but "No, it doesn't matter to me, no one's going to hack me." strongly implies it is your computer/home network that is the problem- between IMAP, webmail/web gateways and even plain old POP3 servers your home computer is one of the last things I would try to hit if I cared about your email (depending on the timeframe).

    Anyhow to answer the question anything secure that I will not do in person will be compressed, encrypted outside the email and distributed any number or ways I care to think of- while I rarely have great use for secure communications I always make sure me and mine have such provisions.
     
  13. Porobu

    Porobu Gbatemps Shiny Latias

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    As I dont send Emails...
     
  14. KevInChester

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    Until I check the headers and the routing information, at which point your elaborate plan will unravel.
     
  15. Advi

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    I almost never use email any more. SMS or IM, really, if I'm not signing up for something, and even then I have a separate address. (No, not for here, though. Mostly sites that send me a plethora of ads.)
     
  16. Acetic Orcein

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    I personally must use email alot! Being at university, I'm often emailing about random assessments or subject related material! So for me, email is certainly not outdated! I'm not sure I could really cope without it? It'd be so creepy having the phone numbers of academic staff so... yeah. I'm really quite surprised many of you don't use emails? I guess it's not important in terms of what you're doing atm lol.

    I'm not sure I like the poll questions though? They don't take into account the nature of the email? For example, I don't care if someone tries to hack into my email about... correct essay formatting. But then I suppose the option

    'I don't think much about it, I just do it.'

    covers this... I just find the questions a bit iffy, especially if you're basing a project on it?
    Lol I apologise if this puts you on a downer. I don't mean to, I'm just giving my opinion.
     
  17. Rydian

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    Yes, but it's not like the average person even knows about that.
     
  18. GolenSun550

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    far away from you
    I care nothing , just send the email .
     
  19. Njrg

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  20. ddp127

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    It's not safe at all, if you have a little bit of spare time, read this section of the php manual:
    http://php.net/manual/en/function.mail.php
    a nice explanation about how you can send email using every email address you want.

    But if a hacker wants my homework for german lessons, they may have it.