xeni at October 8th, 2013 16:26 — #1
bwest at October 8th, 2013 16:30 — #2
Please help support Lavabit's fight against the government: https://rally.org/lavabit/c/jfZcLXeGbIm
marktech at October 8th, 2013 17:00 — #3
Just a reminder: you're no longer allowed an email account which is private from the Government.
That is all.
boundegar at October 8th, 2013 21:23 — #4
Isn't it still possible to run your own mail server?
space_monkey at October 8th, 2013 21:32 — #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 at October 9th, 2013 01:17 — #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 at October 9th, 2013 08:27 — #7
...if you're an American, eh.
stevie at October 9th, 2013 13:18 — #8
Unfortunately, this just means you get to deal with the government request yourself.
mr_web_engineer at October 9th, 2013 22:47 — #9
Not necessarily, but it does increase the odds that at least I'll know about it.
boundegar at October 10th, 2013 17:10 — #10
Well I was a software engineer... twenty years ago. It might be even more exciting if I tried it!
pozar at October 11th, 2013 01:16 — #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 at October 13th, 2013 16:26 — #12
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