BLOG

Privacy Getting Started

You know you should take control of your privacy on the internet, the problem is it takes changing your habits. One thing we can all agree on is that no one wants to change their habits. I have a suggestion for an easy  way to get started, create a new you. This is how it works, the new you has no habits as a matter of fact the new you doesn’t have much. No name, no address, no phone, no social security number, no friends, no enemies, no politics, no history. The new you is anonymous. You can hang on to all your old habits and use the new you to explore and move to the private secure internet.

To become real you are going to have to give the new you a name. Your Email address is your name on the internet. What should the name be be? I don’t recommend “jane_doe@i3.net” if that’s your real name try “janed@i3.net” or “j1a2n3e4d5@i3.net” or “flowerpot@i3.net”. The rules for an email address are, all lowercase letters, numbers 0>9 and the only special character allowed is the ( _ ) underscore. This name will be your email address and your username on our system and you will want to use it when opening new accounts for secure services.

Why i3.net, because we meet the highest verifiable standards for privacy and security that there are, we have an A+ rating. Our systems were designed to provide privacy and security from the outset.

 

This is privacy step one.

 

Anonymity

Anonymity
Anonymity, adjective “anonymous”, is derived from the Greek word ἀνωνυμία, anonymia, meaning “without a name” or “namelessness”. In colloquial use, “anonymous” is used to describe situations where the acting person’s name is unknown. Some writers have argued that namelessness, though technically correct, does not capture what is more centrally at stake in contexts of anonymity. The important idea here is that a person be non-identifiable, unreachable, or untrackable. Anonymity is seen as a technique, or a way of realizing, a certain other values, such as privacy, or liberty.Wikipedia

What is Email

We have always provided private email in part because we started our association with the internet and email as Internet Service Providers providing dial up connections to the internet before there was a Microsoft Internet Explorer, before Yahoo, before Google. I remember getting my service up and running and to promote it and get some paying users I went to the local computer club that had 35 members. I announced to the group that we now have internet access right here in our town! What is the internet!? Came the unanimous cry. I explained, you get the World Wide Web, Email and Usenet News. What’s Email!?

Better Safe Than Sorry

Who has your email username and password: your husband or wife, brother or sister, father or mother, grand father or grand mother? Probably not, you want that information away from prying  eyes, you would only give information that sensitive to people you trust, like, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, FIOS, Time-Warner,  people with privacy and data management policies and that you trust completely.

How would this change if you had a secure private email account @i3.net? Ideally, you would never give anyone or any entity your email username or password this is a first step. Does that mean I shouldn’t use the mail client built into my phone or computer? Yes, don’t use them use the webmail client that comes with our service. When you use anyone else’s client the fine print will say that they only collect “Data” to improve your online experience, try it this way until you are sure you agree with their privacy methods. If you have multiple devices that are synced it is likely their cloud is caching data to make this possible.

When you send or receive mail through i3.net you are connecting through a secure encrypted connection to a secure encrypted mail server both sending and receiving. Your connection is to a closed system. If you are sending and receiving email to another user on i3.net the situation is the same nothing goes out over the internet everything happens in a closed encrypted environment. No one can intercept these messages.

When you send and receive email between i3.net and another secure email provider you essentially have the same level of privacy and security as when you communicate with another i3.net user and both systems will apply all the security measures they have in place, firewall rules virus, malware, spam. 

How Secure Is It?

How Secure Is It? 1@i3.net, encrypted end to end and in the middle, we’ve been quietly and continuously providing internet services since 1995, we don’t scan or read your mail, we don’t sell any of your data to anyone. There are no advertisements on our mail client, we don’t share your calendar or your contacts with anyone; because they belong to you.

Private Secure E-Mail at a reasonable cost. With the address you want. @i3.net you’re in control, we provide the secure architecture for your email system personal or business.

There is no email provider that offers more real security, or privacy. With @i3.net You can take charge of your security on the internet, you are in control. Create and maintain your private and secure enclave in the internet.

Our system utilizes all open source solutions, combined in such a way that we provide real verifiable security. We have the fastest hardware and network in the industry with native SSD’s a 40 Gbps network and fast processing combined with multiple firewalls and server backups coupled with specific email security including whitelists and blacklists.   Your information lives on our system in your private directory as long as you let it. You have direct access to it and you can delete it.

Your connection to our servers is always secure, whether you are connecting from your computer, phone or other device using our native email web client that supports desktop or mobile devices. Our email client also supports encryption for those that need or want to use it. You have the choice to encrypt your mail using open source encryption whether you use Linux, Windows, MAC, or Android operating systems with GnuPG, Gpg4win, GPGMail, OpenKeychain and other open source solutions.

Almost Anywhere™ Your account includes webmail a calendar and contact manager, allowing you to send and receive email using your browser without an installed email client from wherever you are. We publish in English our native web client speaks 70 languages

We provide remote domain support  and an external hardware-based virus firewall is employed to eliminate incoming Emails as a source of viruses.

The external firewall not only scans for viruses, but also checks for malware, spyware and Fedware.  The content filters and mailer reputation tables are constantly updated.

We don’t scan or read your mail, we don’t sell any of your data to anyone. There are no advertisements on our mail client.

A private secure email address can reduce the chance of your personal information being compromised and releasing your private information to the cloud.

@i3.net 22 years of continuous operation.

©Copyright 2017 ati3.net, LLC., all rights reserved.