Skiff.com and MsgSafe.io "secure email providers" sold.
Skiff was frequently recommended as a great, "secure" and free alternative to Proton with custom domain support(in free plan). It was created by a small team of "trendy developers" paid by Venture Capitals, it was supposed to be "enterprise" Proton/Tuta alternative. Their infrastructure was entirely "cloud" based on Amazon using their "cloud" components and then allegedly encrypted and stored this way. It of course doesn't prevent Amazon from saving the email in plaintext making it even easier as they were using Amazon Mail Relays.
They were sold to another "trendy" and "enterprise" platform called Notion(with very similar backstory, Venture Capital baby).
Users have to export their data in 6 months with no exact date of closure stated.
Their "announcement" is puke inducing, they are of course kicking you out for your own good and they are "excited" about it
MsgSafe was a known and "offshore" encrypted email provider frequently used by people censored by conventional providers. They operated out of Curaçao with own servers and network located there. It was operated by company called TrustCor which specialized in digital certificates. Said company is officially closing their doors unlike MsgSafe which is supposed to be sold to unknown 3rd party.
TrustCor started crumbling after Mozilla and Microsoft have removed its root certificates from their systems, making certificates pretty much useless.
Reason stated was alleged ties to U.S Intelligence exposed by some Washington Post journo.
Users have to export their data until February 29, 2024, its unclear at this point if MsgSafe will come back afterwards and in what form.