Re: hushmail: Can't say I didn't warn them...

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 12:17:05 MST

Spike Jones wrote:
> Mike Lorrey wrote:
> > A couple years ago, I signed up for a Hushmail account.
> > purports to provide the 'easiest, most secure encrypted email on the
> > internet'... If anyone on the list knows anyone at
> > hushmail and can open a line of meaningful communication, please do.
> > Otherwise, carpetbombing (metaphorically) of the land of Hush will
> > commence at 1500 hrs EST tomorrow. Mike Lorrey
> Mike how much did you pay for their services back when it worked?
> The internet has trained us all to expect good things for nothing. I
> couldn't ever see what was in it for them. They didn't carry advertising.
> Why would we expect them to stay in business, if that is ever what
> they were in?

That is, of course, the dillemma. They do carry some advertising, and my
whole point is that they guarrantee that their free service actually
works, and they don't offer any demonstrations of their paid services so
you never know what you are getting. Pay for something, sight unseen?
Exqueeze me? The paid service is supposed to offer more features, but
they aren't specified. As Amara says, it seems like a bait and switch
scheme, only they are selling the same goods they claim to offer for

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