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Monday, May 18th, 2015

Exclusive Protonmail secure e-mail accounts for BolehVPN users

We are proud to announce that we’ve worked out a great offer with Protonmail. You asked us for a secure e-mail solution, we are happy to oblige!


Protonmail is unlike your regular secure mail provider in that it has the following privacy protections

  • No IP logs
  • ProtonMail works by encrypting messages in the user’s browser before it ever reaches its servers – meaning that the company never has access to the password and can never read emails. Even if Protonmail is asked to do so, it cannot decrypt it as they do not have the keys to do so.
  • Hosted in a Swiss datacenter located within a granite mountain

These features will give you peace of mind that your e-mail provider will not hand over your private e-mails under duress and is the closest thing most people will get to having a surveillance proof e-mail service.

Normally, if you click to Sign-Up to Protonmail, you will be presented with a screen informing you that you have to wait and they will send you an invite. This wait can be pretty long! My request since 25 April 2015 still has not yielded an account.


However with the deal we’ve worked out, we are able to offer private invites to Protonmail subject to the following terms:

Eligible Users

  • Existing users with not less than 180 unexpired days in their account
  • New 365 days customers
  • We may consider expanding this invite list further depending on availability and response

Terms and Conditions

  • Invite is to the free version of Protonmail (which you can’t get now even if you wanted to). If and when Protonmail launches its commercial/paid version, you will not be automatically upgraded to it.
  • Subject to availability (though we are confident that we have enough barring unforeseen circumstances)
  • This is purely a free gift and we reserve the right to withdraw this deal at any time or to amend the eligibility requirements.

Further details on getting an account will be announced over the coming days so hang in tight!

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Portal Revamp Massive Changes Incoming

We are finally completing our portal revamp which will streamline the ordering process and make the user experience a lot more responsive, reliable and user friendly. It should also give a boost to security as well.

This was meant to have been completed about a year ago but due to many problems with various programmers and transitioning issues,

We are however confident this time in launching in April and are in the final stages of bug testing and preparing a migration plan. We are planning on a total key reissue to boost security and also a mandatory password reset to move to a more secure password storage system. Will keep you guys posted!


Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Goods and Services Tax implications on Malaysians

Starting on the 1st April, we will be charging GST on our services for Malaysian customers. Customers outside Malaysia will not be subject to GST as almost all our servers and even our customer portal system are all located entirely outside of Malaysia. The good news is that our prices are staying the same and are already inclusive of GST and for the moment, there will be no difference in the MYR pricing despite GST and the weakening Ringgit! Yes that’s right, we are absorbing all the GST as frankly, this tax is a real burden on our people.

The bad news is that as part of the requirements we will be preparing our full tax invoices for users as well and this would unfortunately mean that we have to put down a customer address for compliance purposes for tax invoices purposes. We’ll leave it up to you what address you wish to put as this will all be done purely over the internet as well and is just to satisfy regulatory compliance.

Our system will charge GST is as follows, if a Malaysian IP is detected, prices will be payable in MYR only either via Paypal, cash deposit or MolPay, if a foreign IP is detected, we will charge in USD or SGD (to be determined) and no GST will be charged on the amount and the address field will be optional.

We are running slightly behind our portal implementation and therefore may need to process the tax invoices manually until our new portal system is up. Depending on how the situation is we may shutdown operations in Malaysia and relocate since our services are not based in Malaysia in any case.

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

New Singapore Server for alternate routing in SE Asia

Singapore_image_1We have deployed a new Singapore server. Its bandwidth is not tremendously high so best to stick to the Euro servers for P2P and maintain this one for

  • General Use
  • Streaming
  • Alternate routing for SE Asian customers when certain ISP routes fail (TM cough TM)

Singapore’s international connections tends to be among the best in the region and so we hope to give our SE Asian customers another option especially when certain undersea cables go bust :D. Enjoy!

Friday, February 20th, 2015

BolehVPN’s Warrant Canary

We will be implementing a “warrant canary’ system whereby we will post a cryptographically signed message in the first week of every month to confirm that we have not been served any warrants or seizures, searches or requests to log. Legally speaking, we aren’t too sure of its efficacy as there hasn’t been case law on it just yet but the EFF is of the opinion it would hold.

The warrant canary will be updated regularly here.

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