@selea I actually used Lavabit briefly before the guy running it shut it down to avoid violating his contract in order to give the US government a backdoor, so I know the guys behind it are at least principled. Hopefully it works out.
Also this could potentially be useful for people who run their own e-mail servers, and I know a few people who do, so handy.
I'm not sure I like the idea of trying to replace the e-mail protocols we know. I believe that what is missing is better clients. Webmail and encryption entails it's own horrors and paradoxes, but with user clients and SMTP/POP3/IMAP servers we can do just fine in my opinion.
I run my own mail server and have a script that encrypts all incoming mail with my public key, so even unencrypted mail is stored encrypted.
What I am missing is something like this RFC draft which is dead.
Which was based on this simple idea.
...and this is the part which Dark Mail want to fix.
Email is not (currently) a secure way of messaging but it could become one.
I still don't get it. One can always snoop at endpoints, but if your mail is transfered wrapped in TLS and encrypted. What more can we do? We need to know where to deliver the mail to.
Anyway thanks for reminding me to make my mail server remove my client IP. No need for anyone to know that.
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