Encrypted email provider GhostMail shutting down

Encrypted email provider GhostMail shutting down

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In an email sent to its users, GhostMail, An encrypted email provider announced that it will shut down the service on 1st of September 2016.

The Switzerland-based company started in 2015, and offered both free 10 GB email and paid service for $59.

It included many features like:

  1. Self Destructing Email & Chat
  2. Two-Factor Login
  3. GhostBox Cloud Storage
  4. Swiss Data Citizenship

Here’s what the announcement says:

Dear GhostMail user/visitor,

GhostMail in its current form will be closed down as per 1. of September 2016.

Since we started our project, the world has changed for the worse and we do not want to take the risk of supplying our extremely secure service to the wrong people – it’s simply not worth the risk.

In general, we believe strongly in the right to privacy, but we have taken a strategic decision to only supply our platform and services to the enterprise segment.

We hope you understand this decision and we refer to other free services available, as an alternative to our platform i.e. Protonmail.

PRO users will be refunded and contacted directly.

Best regards,

The GhostMail Team.

Now the most popular kid in the block seems to be ProtonMail which is a Switzerland-based company, started in 2013 and has 3 tiers:

  1. FREE. 500.00 MB Storage.
  2. PLUS. 5GB Storage. $5.00 /Month
  3. VISIONARY. 20.00 GB Storage. $30.00 /Month

Other alternative includes OpenMailBox and Tutanota.