I think governments should run a publicly owned non-profit email service. It’s weird that you need an email address to do all sorts of governmental things like pay your taxes and so on, but the only providers are foreign commercial companies and they usually run on a business model of data-mining and advertising. And email is used for all sorts of important authentication. Why are we not worried about this?


@bpeel I've been saying for ages that I think the post office should have a tax payer run email service which is free from profit, advertising and any usage other usage of my data.

Not sure why that never happened. I hate having to trust private companies which by definition need to turn a profit which muddy their motives for handling my post (albeit electronic).

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