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Convenient End-to-End Encryption for E-Mail

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  • Ask HN: If there is a replacement for email, what should be the requirements?
    Requirement 1: It should be backwards compatible with existing email systems. As examples, consider Delta Chat and the Autocrypt specification it's built on. - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
  • What do you think about Telios?
    That's why I said ;) An email-based messenger with - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • We’re members of the Global Encryption Coalition and we are fighting attempts from governments to undermine or ban the use of strong encryption – AMA
    Usability: Traditional e-mail clients that added support for e2ee did just about enough work to be able to claim it was functional. but we know, decades later, that software needs to be extremely simple and well-designed for large numbers of users to adopt it. So when users were faced with weird, confusing, or buggy tooling, they typically turned it off. How do we fix this? A lot more active research needs to... - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Is it true that Tutanota doesn't support openPGP?
    As PGP is still utilized Autocrypt is the implementation that makes sense for Tutanota (#198). - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • PGP Is Dead
    If you want encrypted instant messaging, I'd recommend the Matrix ecosystem, using the Element apps.[0] For an email-based protocol, I would suggest Delta Chat[1], which is backwards compatible with existing email accounts, and follows the Autocrypt approach to PGP[2]. [0] [1] [2] - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • PGP Is Dead
    > you have to use it in your existing email client, and then you have to download keys, and then there’s this whole third issue of making sure they’re the right keys. If you use Thunderbird as your email client, then it will download the right keys for you automatically.[0] Actually it's two clicks to use the WKD support to download the key (assuming your correspondent's email provider supports that, as ProtonMail... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • The new ProtonMail has passed its independent security audit
    > a new protocol that can degrade gracefully Does Autocrypt meet that definition? Sadly, for the last 3 years, ProtonMail has resisted implementing it (unlike Posteo, for example), using FUD tactics to justify themselves: - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • PGP Marks 30th Anniversary
    If we're sharing obligatory links, then a detailed critique of "The PGP Problem" is: It's true, though, that much work is needed to bring PGP up to the levels expected of modern crypto tools. Hopefully some of that will happen as a result of the work happening in the IETF: and due to technology... - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • IMAP connection
    I think Autocrypt is meant to help address this issue, but not 100% sure. Someone, please correct me if this is wrong. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Question: Seemless Email Encryption
    It sounds like what you want should be doable, although I suspect it takes multiple parts working together. As for the sending messages part, one option is autocrypt, which I learned about from Mailpile (linked elsewhere in other comments). There are arguably more secure options, but autocrypt does make it easy to send encrypted emails (and switch to encryption when someone else starts encrypting their emails. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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