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Problem ist once these allegations are out there is literally no way to dispelled them. Keep up the good works. My assumption is that you could be compelled by Swiss law to give access (a la Lavabit), but that the same would be true for literally any non-shady email provider. You get either someone trustworthy or someone who can avoid the rules, but there's no middle ground. Any of the providers sitting in Dutch bunkers or island tax havens can really be geld accountable or their trustability be verified. And any proper honest provider like posted or mailbox or Lavabit will necessarily have to comply with local laws. Swiss laws or German laws will certainly offer better legal security than American or Australian legal contexts - but everything has a limit.

So please don't be disheartened by the undeserved hate here.

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