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Launch HN: Plum Mail (YC S20) ? Email alternative for group conversations


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We realised that the marriage of passwordless authentication with a common messaging platform could be a happy one.Our vision for Plum Mail is to position it alongside other premium inbox products on the market to people that care about new features enabling them to have great quality conversations online. This feels to us like an opportunity to re-imagine how communication online can work.Email is disorganised, instant messaging is distracting and group chats are hard to keep track of. We realised that the marriage of passwordless authentication with a common messaging platform could be a happy one.Our vision for Plum Mail is to position it alongside other premium inbox products on the market to people that care about new features enabling them to have great quality conversations online. This feels to us like an opportunity to re-imagine how communication online can work.The first thing we want to fix is group conversations. We realised that the marriage of passwordless authentication with a common messaging platform could be a happy one.Our vision for Plum Mail is to position it alongside other premium inbox products on the market to people that care about new features enabling them to have great quality conversations online. This feels to us like an opportunity to re-imagine how communication online can work.To help solve the issue of distraction created by platforms such as Slack, we’re introducing features like inbox delay, group chat message rate limits, and a complete lack of notification noises. We realised that the marriage of passwordless authentication with a common messaging platform could be a happy one.Our vision for Plum Mail is to position it alongside other premium inbox products on the market to people that care about new features enabling them to have great quality conversations online. This feels to us like an opportunity to re-imagine how communication online can work.We are also offering greater control over adding and removing people from conversation threads. We realised that the marriage of passwordless authentication with a common messaging platform could be a happy one.Our vision for Plum Mail is to position it alongside other premium inbox products on the market to people that care about new features enabling them to have great quality conversations online. This feels to us like an opportunity to re-imagine how communication online can work.Peter and I started Plum Mail because we had these problems with email and IM ourselves. We realised that the marriage of passwordless authentication with a common messaging platform could be a happy one.Our vision for Plum Mail is to position it alongside other premium inbox products on the market to people that care about new features enabling them to have great quality conversations online. We realised that the marriage of passwordless authentication with a common messaging platform could be a happy one.Our vision for Plum Mail is to position it alongside other premium inbox products on the market to people that care about new features enabling them to have great quality conversations online. This feels to us like an opportunity to re-imagine how communication online can work.Our vision for Plum Mail is to position it alongside other premium inbox products on the market to people that care about new features enabling them to have great quality conversations online. This feels to us like an opportunity to re-imagine how communication online can work.I've been thinking lately that the ability to send messages is perhaps the less interesting role of email. Central coordination is what enables us to offer features like concluding a conversation and pins that show the same state to all participants.It is a fair concern, one that always needs to be considered when using a cloud service, it is certainly possible to have the convenience of Plum Mail for some conversations and keep financial/medical sent directly to your email for peace of mind.It is a fair concern, one that always needs to be considered when using a cloud service, it is certainly possible to have the convenience of Plum Mail for some conversations and keep financial/medical sent directly to your email for peace of mind. So you can stay within your email to take part in that conversation or you can access it in Plum Mail for the full feature set.

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