Get your email off Gmail, Yahoo, Windows Live, AOL and any other cloud based service NOW.
Our privacy is under serious attack and they try to pacify us by saying we haven't had any for a while, so it's useless trying and you don't need to worry about it. Hogwash!
It's a lot like companies that aggressively defend copyright and trademark violations. Principles we don't defend vigorously, will eventually be rendered moot by our inaction.
Encrypt your email, keep your email servers folders clean. Download everything you want to keep to local folders in your email client. Ideally you will encrypt your local storage so prying eyes will need judicial action to get into your personal data.
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