We are glad to announce that we are launching bmail.pk "Pakistan's first email service". From a very long time, we felt the need to take an initiative for making the internet more secure and private in Pakistan.
This all started when we asked the question if Pakistan is becoming a modern and progressive society i.e awareness of civil liberties and rights and if we have means to practice them.
One would ask how an email service can promise us such civil rights and liberties? Millions of Pakistanis use email services like Yahoo, Outlook and Gmail. If tomorrow one of those giants shuts down their service for Pakistan it would be a disaster for people of all sectors (students, freelancers, universities and businesses). The irony is that emails are one of the oldest and most reliable ways of communication but Pakistan doesn't even have a singular option.
All of our emails that we send and receive to and from our loved ones, co-workers and friends are hosted, stored and monitored by foreign entities. We believe that along with the access to free communication platform the privacy and security are the basic human right and that is why we started to work on the prototype of bmail.pk. Learn more about our mission at bmail.pk.
We are exhilarated to state that today we have a basic working prototype for Bmail service which include (SMTP, POP3, IMAP and Web Client with end-to-end encryption) and we are using it in-house at CarbonTeq. Our current focus is to perfect our email client for the web and make public our polished beta service as soon as possible and that is why we are open for registration today.
What's in the name?
Our goal was to combine two of our national languages Urdu and English and to create a name that can be remembered easily. By combining "Barqi" (برقی) which translates to electric with the English word "Mail" we came up with the perfect name Bmail.