Lavabit creator uses Kickstarter to launch dark mail service

Lavabit founder takes to Kickstarter to fund a new dark mail, open-source project for encrypted e-mail.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Nov 6 2013 6:15 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:20 PM CST

If you haven't heard about Lavabit, well, it was the e-mail service that Edward Snowden used until it was pretty much forced to close its electronic doors. The creator of the service, Ladar Levison, has now launched a Kickstarter campaign, where he's trying to raise funds for a dark mail encrypted e-mail service.

Lavabit creator uses Kickstarter to launch dark mail service | TweakTown.com

The dark mail service requires $196,608 in order to take the Lavabit source code and bake it into a free, and open-source project with the new dark mail protocol. Dark mail is looking to deliver a next-generation form of e-mail with end-to-end encryption, free from the prying eyes of our governments and their spy agencies.

The campaign will also be delivering the first dark mail clients to Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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