Worried that the NSA is monitoring your e-mail? Here is a way for you to find out, while avoiding FOIA requests which might return bogus information anyway.
The steps are simple. Set up a free webmail account. Set up another similar account using a foreign provider. Send messages between accounts with wording likely to catch the attention of the Feds. Include URLs about which you can access the site stats or server log. If the link is accessed, you will know you are being spied upon.
There might be some problems with this method, but it is probably more accurate than waiting to be served a warrant.
UPDATE: One logical inconsistency corrected. There are more, and I’m curious to see who catches them.