You probably can not have your own email server to keep the government out.jwestveer writes "Want to keep the government out of your private email? Simply run your own email server at home.
That way if some government organization wants to read your email stored on your server, they have to have a warrant to enter your home to access the server.
This used to be the case. Unfortunately no longer. Most internet providers do not allow you to run your own "email server" in your home. Some simply say it is against their terms-and-conditions for you to have a server. Others go as far as to block ports on your internet service, so that you can not directly send/receive email.
I often wondered why internet service providers do not want you to have your own email service. Ostensibly they say that it is to reduce SPAM, or because it is not "secure", others simply say "because". Of course you can get around this limitation by purchasing a "business" class internet service for a higher monthly fee. But is this the real reason, or has the government put pressure on service providers to make it easier for them to read your email?"