IRL Name: 
Johan Helsingius

Johan "Julf" Helsingius, born in 1961 in Helsinki, Finland, started and ran the Anon.penet.fi internet remailer.

Anon.penet.fi was one of the most popular Internet remailers, handling 10,000 messages a day. The server was the first of its kind to use a password-protected PO box system for sending and receiving e-mails. In the eighties he was the system administrator for the central Finnish news node as well as one of the founding members of the Finnish UNIX User Group.

Currently, Julf is an internet entrepreneur living in Amsterdam.


Shut down his remailer after pressure from police forced him to disclose a user's real identity.