I’m a little surprised I have not seen Lavabit discussed on MUO yet.
Anyway, now that my Lavabit email accounts are no longer. Fortunately I did have them synced to another email provider, but, Lavabit was my mail email for 5 years.
This is going to be a headache for things such as software/password resets and paid content/subscriptions. I do have over 3000 emails, plenty of catalog junk email included, saved in my synced account.
I fear that some software may end up having to be repurchased as at least one company already said only the original email will work.
What to do? This is probably going take all week to fix. While I agree with Ladar’s decision wish I would’ve had some notice. What I liked with Lavabit is that it was simple and secure. Perhaps too secure since now no one can get to the servers.