Ubid Suddenly Aggressive?

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    Today, when I tried to log on to AOL email in Firefox Quantum, Ublock suddenly for the first time blocked the login process. (entered login info, and next page was Ublock blocking page).

    Apparently it was one of the adblocker lists...Peter Lowe's...which acted up. Some people on line have complained about that list, with one user saying it should be disabled by default on Ublock.

    Any suggestions or info?

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    Apparently Peter Lowe's list flagged a change in AOL mail, as it has merged with Yahoo mail becoming spmething called Oath. Oath now has a policy strikingly like Windows, where they have some sort of access to all your data sent through Oath.

    Truly awful.
     
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    good time to ditch aol altogether
     
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    I have another email account as well, bu taccess to this one is important,
     
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    I have a huge archive online of emails on AOL. Is there a way to download them globally?

    Why aren't people willing to complain en masse about this? Apparently they can "read" financial documents sent over email.

    A few years ago violations of basic privacy would have generated a big response.

    Some of the better private email providers charge a yearly fee, unfortunately.

    Where are the Teddy Roosevelt Trust Busters of today?
     
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    Apparently I can download my AOL inbox (Gigs!) to my PC using Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Incredimail among others. I heard some negatives about Incredimail. Which of these (or any others) is best, and has the best privacy policy?

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    If you just want to archive them try out Mailstore Home. It's no nonsense and free. I use it and others here have had good things to say about it. Outlook express is ancient and with no security updates i wouldn't recommend it. I use Thunderbird with the "manually sort folders" extension. works great.
     
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    I want to save every email in my inbox, but also be able to access them as needed. The fellow at AOL said saving them to desktop also preserves the attachments.
     
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    @MobileArtist

    You have a few options depending on what you want to do.

    To answer the quote above, to securely download them you would configure a mail client to access the account using SSL/TLS, which is usually an option in most clients. You would just need to know the AOL ports. And yes, Thunderbird is still regularly updated and its security is fine.

    Now back to the email discussion:
    If you just want to archive them and be able to access/search/read/print them on your computer at any time, Mailstore Home works great.

    Here is a sample view
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    If you need to work with or reply to/forward those emails, you might choose Thunderbird.
    Mailstore is just an archive that lets you view / print / export emails. They also have a portable version, so you could run Mailstore from a usb drive, archive all your emails and put the usb drive somewhere safe / take it with you.

    In either case I guess you need to decide what to do with the emails on the AOL server. If you setup to download the emails using POP3, the client (mailstore / thunderbird / etc..) will download all the emails and delete them from the server. If you setup to download using IMAP, it will leave a copy on the server as well as sync anything in the future.
     
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