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Date:      Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:19:07 +0800
From:      Erich Dollansky <freebsd.ed.lists@sumeritec.com>
To:        RW via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Cc:        RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
Subject:   Re: What are good mail hosts to use with FreeBSD mailing lists?
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Hi,

On Wed, 10 Feb 2021 17:02:47 +0000
RW via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org> wrote:

> 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. 

we work in a very specific field. When work-related e-mails land at our
privat Google account, we get then links to paradise islands in the
tropics. This takes a few weeks until a work-related e-mail arrives
there again.
> 
> 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.  

Yes, they react much faster these days.

Erich



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