73 – What is Private Email? Andrew Milich from Skiff

73 – What is Private Email? Andrew Milich from Skiff

The Watchman Privacy Podcast

Gabriel Custodiet speaks to the CEO of private email company Skiff, Andrew Milich. They discuss what is meant by private email, including all of the fundamental questions that surround that topic. Milich explains along the way the hidden complexities of email and how Skiff has made decisions as a privacy-focused company. As always, this episode aims to be the definitive conversation on the topic, covering the fundamentals as well as the pertinent tech questions.

Guest Links
→ https://skiff.com/
→ https://twitter.com/skiffprivacy
→ https://discord.com/invite/skiff (Discord)


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→ https://twitter.com/watchmanprivacy
→ https://escapethetechnocracy.com/

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0:00 – Introduction
1:48 – What is email privacy?
4:38 – Why is email so complex?
7:30 – How much data do Gmail and Yahoo collect?
9:18 – Why so few private email options until recently?
11:44 – Reputation is huge part of email
16:45 – Zero knowledge prevents data breach damage
18:04 – Example of what can be seen about an email conversation
19:17 – How we expose ourselves on email that we don’t realize
21:45 – Inevitable abuse of private email options
24:56 – Andrew’s response to Proton’s logging of IP address
28:52 – Results of Skiff’s audits
31:48 – Skiff’s minimalism
34:47 – Rapid fire questions
38:26 – Skiff Pages
39:49 – Skiff Drive
41:30 – Easy to switch to Skiff from other email service?
43:15 – Any popular features not currently available in Skiff?
44:49 – Should we be concerned about US company and US servers?
46:32 – IPFS and decentralized features of Skiff
47:42 – The future of email
49:01 – Skiff prices and Andrew’s email practices
50:37 – Final thoughts

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