A remailer is a computer service which privatizes your email. High-quality remailers are in sharp contrast to the normal email account at the average Internet Service Provider [ISP]. These accounts tend to be terribly un-private. In many cases, ISP could accurately stand for “Internet Surveillance Project”. Almost every ISP can monitor, store, and share your web wanderings and email with many “authorized persons” or “drinking buddies” without your knowledge. If caught, the ISP snoops have a built-in excuse: to wit, “We check mail at random as part of our ‘security’ system to protect our clients.” In many countries, ISPs are explicitly monitored by government agencies for ‘security’ reasons, for trade secrets, for diplomatic gossip, etc.