All our customers with @neomailbox.net addresses can, from immediate effect, also use equivalent addresses @neomailbox.ch and @your_subdomain.neomailbox.ch (where ‘your_subdomain’ would be replaced with your actual subdomain prefix).
We strongly encourage customers to switch to using neomailbox.ch addresses rather than neomailbox.net or neomailbox.nl addresses. Customers are also encouraged to update their email addresses with sites where they have email addresses saved, e.g. for password recovery purposes.
The neomailbox.net and neomailbox.nl addresses will also continue to work as normal.
The reason we recommend switching to neomailbox.ch addresses is that the “.net” domain space is controlled by Verisign, which is a US company, whereas the “.ch” domain space is administered by SWITCH Information Technology Services, a Swiss company, and is subject to Swiss laws, not US ones.
While we consider it an extremely unlikely occurrence, it would be entirely possible for the neomailbox.net domain to be seized or redirected at the behest of the authorities in the USA. Doing the same with the neomailbox.ch domain, on the other hand, would require legal proceedings in Switzerland within the framework of the Swiss legal system, which is not only far more respectful of individual privacy, but also, very significantly, doesn’t include secret laws and secret courts hidden from public scrutiny.
NOTE: This does not require any changes to email client configurations.
The mail server addresses for the Incoming and Outgoing servers in email clients should remain neomailbox.net for now, as before. Neomailbox Offshore Secure Email and Offshore Privacy Combo accounts will now simply receive mail for neomailbox.ch addresses in addition to the existing neomailbox.net and neomailbox.nl addresses.