Release Notes July 2021

Welcome to this month’s release notes! Below you’ll find the latest product improvements and news. We wish everyone a happy (and healthy) summer holidays! What’s New Performance Optimization We upgraded our servers backed by faster storage, which reduces overall latency with any content in your inbox by approximately 30%! This results in an overall enhanced […]

Release Notes June 2021

Welcome to this month’s release notes! Below you’ll find the latest product improvements and news. What’s New Promotional Partners We are on a mission to empower people to take back their online privacy. StartMail would like to say thank you to our promotional partners that have helped us spread the word about StartMail, and how […]

Release Notes May 2021

Welcome to this month’s release notes! Below you’ll find the latest product improvements and news. What’s New Improved Sign-up Flow: Recovery Code It can occur that you either forget or lose your account password. To ensure you don’t lose all access when this happens, we added an additional recovery method for you: the recovery code. […]

Release Notes April 2021

Welcome to this month’s release notes! Below you’ll find the latest product improvements and news. What’s New Reskin After listening to your suggestions on how to improve your StartMail experience, we are happy to announce that we implemented the full reskin! This includes a new design with tool tips that will guide you and provide […]

An Introduction to Cryptography History

The history of cryptography can be traced down nearly 4,000 years ago with hieroglyphs in ancient Egypt. Although these inscriptions were not completely secret, they incorporated one of the essential elements of cryptography: a deliberate transformation of the writing. (Kahn, 1967) As the need for secrecy and privacy grew, cryptography became a political technology, where […]

Quick Guide to Social Media Privacy

When used correctly, social media can be used for good; it can help promote business, build and maintain connections to family, friends, coworkers, and potential business associates, and provide endless hours of entertainment. By nature, social media sites are used to share user-generated content; it is central to the function of these sites. While this sharing may not necessarily be a bad thing, it is important to be aware of the privacy concerns.