Hygiene
in The Digital Public Square

You’re less incognito than you think.

Malicious apps, theft, spam, cyber stalking, censorship, surveillance.
There are no foolproof answers to risk online.
But there is advice to help.

Begin
Run your own mail server

Run your own mail server

If you’re up to the challenge, a personal (or small network) mail server on an encrypted computer is an excellent way to go. It may expose the participants as belonging to a single service, but can offer privacy and reliability far and beyond what you’d expect from a 3rd party. Many guides are available online, ranging from the step-by-step walk-throughs with detailed explanations to the point-and-click install. Its not a task for the novice but it is definitely doable with some attention and persistence.