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Old 17 Feb 2024, 05:11 AM   #1
jeffpan
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Pobox and Skiff go away what’s the next?

Pobox not accepts new clients.
Skiff shutdown soon.
What’s the next one?
OnMail, PrivateMail, purelyMail?
Maybe email industry is a bad business now.
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Old 17 Feb 2024, 05:44 AM   #2
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I suspect there will be more shakeout in the email provider business, especially now that interest rates are so much higher. My guess is that Fastmail will just absorb POBox and move everyone to one infrastructure. Surprised they didn't do it before now. I suspect that the end-to-end encryption services may have hit a ceiling in terms of growth, which is why you see Proton expanding their offerings in all directions. Plus, I imagine new privacy regulations will make it more difficult for any larger provider.
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Old 17 Feb 2024, 06:47 AM   #3
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My guess is the smaller and not well known email provider will be next, eg. OnMail. Not saying purelymail can survive any longer.
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Old 17 Feb 2024, 02:48 PM   #4
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As long as disroot.org keeps running, it's a good service.
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Old 17 Feb 2024, 04:11 PM   #5
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Ohhh Yes, Pobox is not accepting new users.

I think all users will be moved to Fastmail.com sooner or later.


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Pobox not accepts new clients.
Skiff shutdown soon.
What’s the next one?
OnMail, PrivateMail, purelyMail?
Maybe email industry is a bad business now.
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Old 12 Mar 2024, 09:05 AM   #6
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Sorry to hear this about Skiff.

I've been meaning to try it.

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Old 13 Mar 2024, 04:57 AM   #7
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Ya its a shame... They should not merge with them unless they agree to keep thier email running!!
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