The DarkMail Alliance

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Thu Oct 31 14:54:57 UTC 2013


The founders of Silent Circle and Lavabit, two email vendors who shut
down their services in the face of US compromise pressure, have founded
the DarkMail Alliance:

http://darkmail.info/

http://silentcircle.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/announcing-the-dark-mail-alliance-founded-by-silent-circle-lavabit/

(And https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=933155 , although this
bug seems somewhat premature.)

Details seem very sketchy. But I regularly come across more reasons why
email needs rearchitecting from the ground up[0] and it could be that
the Snowden revelations are the trigger necessary to do it. Particularly
if they can come up with a gradual migration path, such as advertising
support in traditional email headers so that remote clients and servers
can switch seamlessly.

I think someone from the TB or Firefox OS Mail team should make contact
with them.

Gerv

[0] One recent one:
http://quetzalcoatal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/why-email-is-hard-part-2.html



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