So I think it would be really cool if we could create a service for Mail-in-a-Box users to opt-in for, that would provide users with redundancy.
In the event that a user’s Mail-in-a-Box server does down, mail would be sent to Mail-in-a-Box Redundancy Service (let’s call it “MIABRS”). MIABRS would hold that mail until their server becomes online again, then send that mail to them and delete the mail. In the event that the server does not come back online again for 48 hours, the mail is deleted.
To further ensure the mail stays secure, a feature could be added to MIABRS where it encrypts the mail before storing it, so that the mail stays private. The MIABRS user would hold the decryption key, but not MIABRS, so that in the event of a security breach, no useful data is stolen.
Now, I understand that MIAB is privacy-focused. We could have MIABRS as a thing you must opt-in to, and not as a default feature. Also, MIABRS only has access to data IF/WHEN and only IF/WHEN the user’s server does not respond, which should not be often.
I understand that to the outsider, they would be trusting that MIABRS actually encrypts data before storing it and does not abuse the data in the process, and it also requires that the user stores the decryption key (which their server would remember, but still at risk of being lost).
Just a couple of ideas. Would be interested to see if it could be implemented, and ethically.