An IIT Guwahati student today announced the launch of an email provider startup called – ‘Letter’.
Letter is a powerful email hosting provider packed with an array of advanced features, an intuitive user interface, impressive performance, and global standard security which boasts of sharing the strongest data privacy and encrypted storage for emails.
Email communication in today’s world is often treated like an afterthought even though online businesses have to depend on it the most. Major email providers not only mine user data but also use this data to display ads or sell to third parties. Some email providers do not allow you to import or export your email data, and some even lock you to their own apps. On the other hand, privacy-oriented email providers do not implement industry-standard email access protocols and also do not implement search functionality.
“I have often suffered due to the lack of business email solutions that properly implements the basics such as email deliverability, contact sync, calendars, search, etc., and also respects user privacy and right to their data,” shares Sunit Nandi, founder of startup Letter.
Devising a solution to these issues, Nandi self-hosted his own work emails for several years before finally launching Letter.
“I was so frustrated with the state of email hosting that I self-hosted my own work emails for several years, and spent countless days improving the security & optimizing email deliverability. Finally, the product was finished and I decided to launch Letter,” explains an excited Nandi who is also a serial entrepreneur and started when he was 18years.
Currently pursuing his Ph.D. from IIT Guwahati Nandi wants to offer ‘Letter’ as a Made-In-India well thought product offering business uncompromised data privacy.
Letter has created a strong market presence by offering highly affordable solutions with yearly plans starting for as low as INR 1320. This gets better when it comes with 4 GB storage, Bitwarden password manager, and up to 4 custom/own domain mailboxes. Other plans have an offering of up to 50 GB storage which too, is on a private cloud that doubles up to intense privacy and data security.
Letter is a Mailcow based email provider, which is hosted in France and uses relays in Switzerland and Iceland. The aim of Letter. is is to create a secure email platform and protect user privacy which is the main concern of the Internet of today. The start-up provides email encryption by encrypting the emails of the user on the disk with an AES-256 key which is encrypted with the user’s password. This secures data and makes the host unable to read any emails unless they explicitly have the user’s password.
Letter provides complete customer support in its packages, unlike most business email solutions. This makes them unique with their fully managed solution that even includes assistance with adding DNS records.
They believe in simplicity and generous offerings. The billing is not done on the number of email accounts or domains the customer has, but only on the disk space and number of outgoing emails on the plan of their choice. Letter does not compromise convenience over security.
Therefore, it uses indexing that helps customers to find their emails through the search bar which many privacy-oriented providers still fail to offer. Letter adds an encryption layer over and above email encryption that not only secures emails but also the infrastructure from cyberattacks.
The bottom line is to combine simplicity with security!