Email provider Lavabit shut down in August due to government pressure in the wake the Edward Snowden leaks, but it is apparently re-opening -- for a little while. A press release issued by Lavabit indicates that there's a two-step process, with step one giving users a chance to change their password (which started at 8PM ET tonight). Step two kicks in on October 17th or 18th and will let users download an archive of their stored messages and personal account data. The password change is in response to information that the company's SSL certificates have been compromised by the investigation. User's accounts should be secure under a new key after their passwords are reset, not to mention the bonus of having access to their data again. If you had an account, it's accessible at Liberty.Lavabit.com, those interested in founder Ladar Levison's legal battle can provide support at Rally.org.