Release Notes April 2021

Welcome to this month’s release notes! Below you’ll find the latest product improvements and news.

📣 What’s New


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 useful information on how to use StartMail – taking our encrypted email experience to the next level! New improvements consist of:

• Compose view
• Tool tips
• Contacts screen
• Settings pages
• Login / Sign-up pages

Come join our Team as the Content and Community Coordinator!

StartMail is seeking a sharp writer and skilled communicator to support StartMail’s content development and online community engagement.

As the Content and Community Coordinator, you will be a key-member of the StartMail team, directly contributing to the growth of our user-base by driving privacy and product awareness and growing our online presence. The Content and Community Coordinator is a cross-functional role that works closely with the Marketing, Product, and Support teams and proactively delivers content to help people learn about privacy, personal data rights and StartMail.

You will be responsible for planning, writing and publishing digital content across our blog, newsletter and social media. In this role, you will use content marketing and community management know-how to build a stronger, tighter knit, and continually growing StartMail community.

More information can be found here!

🐛 Bug fixes

Inbox Speed improvement

After receiving feedback on the loading time of the Reskin, we implemented a speed improvement which affects the folders list on the left side of the inbox. Our team found a more advanced IMAP command to list all folders instead of one command for each individual folder. Especially for those of you with many folders, this should have a significant effect on the loading time.

🎁 What is next?

Spring Campaign

We’ll be setting up a campaign where you can benefit from a significant discount for the first year of your new StartMail account! More current StartMail users, we could like to remind you of our StartMail Referral Program where you and your friends or family members can earn a 50% discount for an account renewal or upgrade (from trial to paid account) when you share StartMail’s private service with others. Stay tuned for more!