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Date:      Wed, 10 Feb 2021 17:02:47 +0000
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: What are good mail hosts to use with FreeBSD mailing lists?
Message-ID:  <20210210170247.52853d16@gumby.homeunix.com>
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On Tue, 9 Feb 2021 14:30:24 -0500
Kurt Hackenberg wrote:

> On 2/9/21 9:58 AM, RW via freebsd-questions wrote:
> 
> > I only use this gmail account for mailing list and only with a 
> > traditional MUA.  I don't see any ads or give them anything that 
> > isn't already public.  
> 
> Google knows who you are across your use of all their services, by 
> identifying your computer(s). A separate Gmail account won't hide you 
> from that.
> 
> For example, your use of Gmail for this list will affect what videos 
> Youtube suggests to you.

I've never seen any evidence of that. I only get suggestions that
are similar to videos I watched. 

I doubt google knows much about me, or their choice of adverts wouldn't
be so laughable. Two years I spent a couple of minutes on their search
engine (instead of DuckDuckGo)  looking at garden shredders and got ads
that were dominated by shredders for months. This is a minor
improvement over ~15 years ago when I typed in "KDE packages fruit
salad servers" and got several years worth of soft-fruit ads - mostly
raspberries.  



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