Welcome to BitMaelum


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BitMaelum is a project that takes on classic email. Instead of trying to fit current email standards in today's complex world, we literally leave everything behind and start from scratch.

We want to create a new mailing system that deals with the following issues found in today's email architecture:

Starting from scratch

We believe that the current email system is too broken. It consists of many patches, additions and layers to make it remotely feasible to work with in a secure way and still fails massively. Because of all the configuration that is needed to setup a server securely, setting up your own mail server is a complex task.

Running your own BitMaelum server should be as simple as running a simple application with a default configuration setting. And even if most users will not use their own mail servers, creating an account on a server should be easy as well without worrying about all kinds of configuration settings and parameters.

Standing on the shoulders of giants

Questions

Is BitMaelum ready for production?

No. BitMaelum is still in it's early development stage. We are working hard to setup a system so you can already reserve your own BitMaelum address.

Can I register <myname!> or <myname@organisation!> ?

Not yet. We plan to setup a (free) BitMaelum server where you can register your address. Of course, once we are up and running, you can setup your own server and register your addresses as long as those addresses are free.

Can I use my existing mail client with BitMaelum?

Since BitMaelum is a completely different system, you will need new mail clients and apps. We provide a (simple) mail client but if popularity picks up, there will be apps to read your BitMaelum messages.

Do you make money on this?

No. BitMaelum is developed as an open source system which you can adapt any way you like. The source is available under the MIT license. Depending on your mail provider, they can charge you a fee for hosting your BitMaelum mail.

Does BitMaelum eradicate spam?

We think that BitMaelum provides a simple way to combat spam straight at the root of the problem: sending out massive amounts of mail will become economically infeasible, rendering spam useless.

Can I send mail to regular email addresses via BitMaelum?

BitMealum is encrypted end-to-end. This means only the sender and recipient can read the actual mail. However, we are thinking about setting up an "email-gateway" that will automatically route BitMaelum emails to the regular mail network (which will not be secure though).

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