Two years and one day ago I began a journey to make the Internet a safer place. I genuinely thought that fixing e-mail was a crazy idea. Fixing e-mail is still a ridiculous idea. Replacing e-mail with something better, on the other hand, is not only not-crazy, it is completely doable.
While this website appeared to be calm, cool, and collected, the GitHub repositories showed a different story. The server daemon mensagod, pronounced men-SAH-go-DEE, made good progress. Disk quotas, an important feature for service providers, are done. Secure uploads and downloads work. The ability to resume uploads and downloads needs some work, but it isn’t critical at this point. At the same time, it paves the way for device sync and eventually message delivery. Other disk-related commands are also done. Mensago clients can create directories, upload and download files, get lists of files and directories, and much more. Device sync is done enough that work on internal message delivery can be started.
It won’t be long before it’s possible to build an end-to-end encrypted cloud-synchronized note-taking program like the dozens already out there. It won’t be much longer before I can start building something people can see and appreciate, which is when the really exciting stuff can happen.