xeni — 2013-10-08T16:26:00-04:00 — #1
bwest — 2013-10-08T16:30:41-04:00 — #2
Please help support Lavabit's fight against the government: https://rally.org/lavabit/c/jfZcLXeGbIm
marktech — 2013-10-08T17:00:54-04:00 — #3
Just a reminder: you're no longer allowed an email account which is private from the Government.
That is all.
boundegar — 2013-10-08T21:23:14-04:00 — #4
Isn't it still possible to run your own mail server?
space_monkey — 2013-10-08T21:32:50-04:00 — #5
The takeaway from this is that he offered to write them code to get the data they had a court order for, but they wanted access to everything, so that wasn't good enough.
mr_web_engineer — 2013-10-09T01:17:05-04:00 — #6
I've been a software engineer for over 30 years, and have been using Linux almost exclusively for about eight years. I was a Lavabit customer. After Lavabit was forced to close, I undertook the challenge of installing my own mail server, with IMAP access, and basic spam detection using DSPAM. I am not exaggerating when I say that it was one of the most involved and complicated processes that I ever tried. A major problem is that in addition to installing all of the software, you have to do so in such a way that all of the communications and storage are secure. I eventually succeeded, mostly, I'm still having weird problems with my DSPAM detection. It took almost a month to set up and work out all of the bugs.
Before Lavabit, I was a customer of https://countermail.com, based in Sweden, and they are just about the only real alternative that I would recommend at the moment. They appear to do encryption "right", and offer all of the features, including web access, that most customers will want.
thaumatechnicia — 2013-10-09T08:27:19-04:00 — #7
...if you're an American, eh.
stevie — 2013-10-09T13:18:23-04:00 — #8
Unfortunately, this just means you get to deal with the government request yourself.
mr_web_engineer — 2013-10-09T22:47:41-04:00 — #9
Not necessarily, but it does increase the odds that at least I'll know about it.
boundegar — 2013-10-10T17:10:31-04:00 — #10
Well I was a software engineer... twenty years ago. It might be even more exciting if I tried it!
pozar — 2013-10-11T01:16:35-04:00 — #11
I highly suggest that folks see the Q&A with Ladar Levison that happened at NANOG yesterday. Much details and why we should be supporting this case.
xeni — 2013-10-13T16:26:04-04:00 — #12
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