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Are webfaction planning to offer any other than US-located mailservers?

With the recent PRISM leaks, I can see many reasons as to why people would not want their email traffic to pass through US locations.

Another reason would be speed, I can't help but feel that the mail experience overall feels a bit sluggish being in Europe.

Are there any plans for this - or is this something that webfaction already offers?

asked 18 Jun '13, 05:27

Alx09
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We have no plans to bring an EU mail server online at this time, but if there's enough demand for it, we'll certainly consider it.

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answered 18 Jun '13, 19:19

seanf
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I really love webfaction, but your unenthusiastic response to the valid privacy concerns of your customers, especially in the light of all prism-related news is concerning.

Many people are looking around for reasonable alternatives to US-based services, mostly to regain some peace of mind. Webfaction is a non-US company, with a sufficient number of non-US servers. It would have been awesome if it could have offered some of this peace of mind.

A clear privacy policy addressing snooping concerns and data+mail hosted in non-US datacenters would have gone a long way.

See also my related question: http://community.webfaction.com/questions/13674/privacy-policy-wrt-email-and-other-user-data-prismgate-nsa

Remi certainly gave a helpful answer, but that information should be part of a prominently displayed privacy policy. (your current privacy policy has nothing w.r.t. snooping)

(19 Jun '13, 07:30) cpbotha
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