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Hundreds of millions of Americans, including those in government, business, and the media (particularly IT writers), have used email almost every day for many years and yet have no idea how it actually works, thus making themselves extremely vulnerable to hackers, including the National Security Agency (NSA).

The Expert Email News articles and blurbs below contain explanations of email technology, often in the illuminating context of email news.

All will explain why Apscitu Mail is the best and you should trash the rest.


Sergey Brin (wearing Google Glasses) and Anne Wojcicki.

Biggest Turnoff: Gmail Spam Filter



By Duane Thresher, Ph.D.          June 27, 2019

I mentioned Google Mail's (Gmail's) spam filter in Whitelists, Blacklists, and the Great Spam Filter Scam, particularly how it reads your emails and censors them based on content and probably sender too. As discussed in Google: Invasion of the Email Snatchers, most have surrendered their email to Big Brother Google and think they have to do email however Google says, including using its spam filter. You can actually turn off the Gmail spam filter, although Google tries to hide and discourage this, and until you get Apscitu Mail, this turnoff is the biggest thing you can do to protect yourself.

When you get a Gmail account, the spam filter is on by default, with no option given to turn it off. Whenever Google deems an email you receive to be spam, including because its content is politically incorrect or because it was sent from a rival email service provider, it gets sent to the Gmail spam folder.


Santa's huge naughty list and small nice list; kidney with renal artery (red), renal vein (blue), and ureter (tan).

Whitelists, Blacklists, and the Great Spam Filter Scam



By Duane Thresher, Ph.D.          June 15, 2019

Spam is unwanted email and is often dangerous and offensive. Dangerous because it is a leading hacking method (e.g. phishing) and offensive because it often involves porn. Spam has become such a big problem that many people have drastically reduced or even stopped using email. This is an incredible waste since email is the best form of communication -- you can inexpensively and instantly send large amounts of text, documents, photos, audio, and video at any time and it can all be sent securely. Spam filtering is used to address the problem but the most common methods -- because they are the most profitable to the companies that produce them -- are frustratingly bad, often causing the loss of important wanted emails while still allowing dangerous and offensive spam. There is a simple, free, highly effective spam filtering method, whitelists, but spam filter producers and email service providers don't want you to use them because they are free and highly effective.


No-cap email address, =, all-cap email address, ?.

Do Capitals In Email Addresses Make Any Difference?

          May 29, 2019

Mostly you see email addresses that have no capitals, but you may have seen email addresses that were all caps or mixed caps and small letters. You may have wondered whether you can do this yourself when giving out your own email address, perhaps to emphasize some part of it.

The answer is it shouldn't make any difference, i.e. you can if you want to ... unless there is some bad programming along the way, which there may be given the plague of IT incompetence.