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Emails that self destruct arrive

Mission impossible possible
Mon Sep 25 2006, 16:29
A START-UP communications outfit is flogging a web-based email system that destroys the message after it has been read.

VaporStream system from Void Communications, which apparently is not a euphemism for VapourWare, works from an encrypted webpage.

A punter visits the site, lists the person they want to talk too and chats away.

The names of the parties, or their messages are not stored anywhere and details can't be cut and pasted. Instead it is held on a temporary memory segment in a VaporStream server. When it is delivered, the server forgets that it ever existed.

The software is going onshow for the first time at the DEMOfall tech show in San Diego on Tuesday and become will hit the shops in October. µ



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