Observation re gmail/google cookies

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at rushpost.com
Fri May 16 02:45:25 PDT 2014

On Fri, May 16, 2014, at 03:44 AM, Georgi Guninski wrote:
> On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 08:57:47PM -0400, grarpamp wrote:
> > Is used to be such that only the mail.google.com:GX
> > cookie was required to access webgmail 
> > Now within the past many months that has changed
> > to include, at minimum, myriad cookies in google.com. (I've
> > not tested which are the minimum set).
> Certainly. google probably will change
> the minimum cookie set.
> Just for mail isn't it better to not use
> browser but an email client via SMTP/IMAP:
> http://email.about.com/od/accessinggmail/f/Gmail_SMTP_Settings.htm
I haven't used Gmail for any serious email except when there's been no
reasonable alternative. (Case in point: I was on the committee for a
local charity event and the organizer had taken apparently large gulps
of the Google Kool-Aid to the point where the event documents were all
on Google Docs/Drive.)

It is worth the extra $20 or so per year to not have Google be able to
cross-reference my search history with my email, and better still to be
free of Google's stupid irrelevant or sometimes overly relevant ads in
my email. It's bad enough when I browse a site and immediately see both
Google ads when I browse elsewhere, and then Facebook ads for it when I
check in there.

  Shawn K. Quinn
  skquinn at rushpost.com

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