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StartMail – Beta Testers start next Week – Encrypted Email from


Yes, I’m on the list for Beta Testers 🙂

Here’s the email, I received today.


We know you’ve been waiting patiently to receive private email through your StartMail beta test account. Now, after nearly three years of hard work, we’re excited to announce that StartMail Beta is about to launch!

Within the next week or so, you’ll receive a link to a confidential email usage survey. You need to complete the survey before we can launch your free three-month StartMail account, so please check your inbox for the link.

We realize it has taken longer than we originally anticipated to develop StartMail, and we truly appreciate your patience. The revelations this summer of NSA spying through the PRISM program prompted us to add even more features to our already rock-solid privacy. Those tighter security features added to our development time, but when you see them, we believe you’ll agree they were worth the wait.

All StartMail users will now have access to a fully-encrypted user vault, the protection of perfect forward secrecy and transport layer security, state-of-the-art SSL encryption, and the confidence of knowing their email provider is based in the Netherlands, outside of US jurisdiction.

Thank you for joining more than 50,000 people worldwide who are helping us make email privacy a reality. We can’t wait to get started!

On behalf of the StartMail team,

Alex van Eesteren
Vice President, StartMail Product Innovation


‘I used to think US best country for privacy & freedom’ – Lavabit founder

That’s one devastated guy…

He might want to move to the Netherlands, to work for StartMail.


Startpage Search Engine – Traffic Figures released

She’s the only Search Engine to win an EU Europrise Award for privacy.

Since Snowden –  She’s taking off!! Big time. :)

  1. John mynear permalink

    I like the idea of startmail since I use startpage already but I think $5 a monthly is a little to much. sorry


    • Hi John,

      I’m hoping the price will be lower once they go into “production”. It’s still in Beta testing, to ensure that no government can obtain the keys from them. They don’t want a “Lavabit” situation on their hands…:(


  2. Dale Sauer permalink

    Katherine Albrecht was on The Dove TV this morning, 1-15-14, stating that if I would leave a comment with her name in it, I could be put on the list for Startmail Beta Testing.


    • Hi Dale,
      As far as I know they closed their list of Beta Testers in autumn 2013. But if Katherine Albrecht says they’re accepting new registrations, then sign up. We all want a cast iron system, so the more, the merrier. 🙂


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