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Secure Encryption for Dispatch and Storage

You entrust everything to your e‑mail inbox: You receive new passwords and some business partners send you confidential documents unencrypted. In the associated address book you store contact data and other personal information. These must not get into the hands of strangers!

End-to-end encryption (E2EE) has unfortunately still not become established among the population. Mails are usually transported unencrypted if the sender and recipient use different providers. Even then, it is worthwhile to use a secure mailbox provider, because then e-mails are at least securely encrypted after receipt. I introduce a provider who takes the complicated encryption off customers' hands. At first I listed two more mailbox providers, but because they use the now outdated PGP encryption standard and because this standard has several weaknesses, I would rather recommend a provider that does it better.

Introduction: Tutanota

Tutao GmbH was founded in November 2011 and has been on the market with its product Tutanota since March 2014. This mail provider is suitable for private and business use. Only provider of an end‑to‑end encrypted contact form for website operators!

Why no more Recommendation for Mailbox Providers with PGP?

Current encryption standards like PGP and S/MIME have weaknesses which Tutanota avoids.

These standards do not support Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) and are not resistant to quantum computers.

Furthermore, the subject of e‑mails should be encrypted. Therefore, the Tutanota team has developed a solution based on recognized algorithms (RSA and AES) that automatically encrypts subject, content and attachments.
In the future, it is planned to replace these algorithms with quantum-resistant algorithms.

Source reference: Blog by Matthew Green, cryptographer and professor at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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