Best "safe" email options for iphone/android

Discussion in 'Security, Privacy & Anonymity' started by Raspberry420, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. johnnyBALLZ

    johnnyBALLZ Member

    Some guys are saying they received their invite within a week of signing up so I don't know what's going on.

    Shazzle just sucks, I've even had problems getting mail from other Shazzle accounts.
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  2. Raspberry420

    Raspberry420 Member

    Good to know...
    I'm still waiting to hear back from
    Good to know..
    Maybe @newerest will shed some light on IPGmail..anyone else know anything about it?
  3. Raspberry420

    Raspberry420 Member

    Don't know why it double quoted there lol
  4. kaizoku

    kaizoku Member

    Yeah I had no issue with protonmail. Did you guys who are waiting put anything in the "why do you want protonmail" comments section?

    I put something about how the right to privacy is important and in an era of increasing government spying on its own citizens the necessity of secure communications is vital blah blah blah

    Had my account in a week.
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  5. johnnyBALLZ

    johnnyBALLZ Member

    There's the trick then..
  6. Raspberry420

    Raspberry420 Member I left that part blank.
  7. newerest

    newerest Member

    Ipgmail on the iphone is the shit.

    You generate a private key and public key.

    Then when you get someone's public key you just copy the whole section and then add it to the key chain. The program auto detects it on your clipboard.

    it does all the tedious pgp stuff for you, pgp encryption is pretty fucking strong.

    Counter mail uses pgp, but you send to counter mail (before they can encrypt) in clear text. That little bit just sketches me out.
  8. newerest

    newerest Member

    No, i just used gmail because it was easy to setup on my iphone mail app lol

    If i took the time to make a safe-mail work on that app i would use that instead for sure
  9. Raspberry420

    Raspberry420 Member

    Ok, so I have the IPGmail app downloaded, now what? Just click create message & walla?
  10. newerest

    newerest Member

    Do you have a recipient's pgp key? If they don't have a pgp key you cannot send them a pgp message

    There are probably some sources in the UG that you can at least practice importing a key and all that.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2015
  11. Raspberry420

    Raspberry420 Member

    Care to explain how this works? I have been doing lots of reading, but am still noob to pgp. I had the idea that all I had to do was download IPGmail, and thats it. Please elaborate for the noobs like me lol
  12. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    Another new secure encrypted email provider on the block with Android / iPhone apps is
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  13. FuriousWO

    FuriousWO Member

    PGP works using a "key" to perform encryption and decryption. More correctly it's works using two keys or key pair, a public and private key. Everyone that wants to use PGP needs to have one of these key pairs. You keep your private key to yourself and never share it, but you give out your public key. If you want to send someone a PGP encrypted email you encrypt it with the receivers public key, and they decrypt it with their private key. If someone wants to send you a PGP encrypted email they use your public key and you decrypt it with your private key.
    So you need to have the email receivers public key to send them a PGP encrypted email and they need to have yours to send you one.
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  14. Raspberry420

    Raspberry420 Member

    Thank you for clarifying @FuriousWO
    My next question would be, how do you get these "keys?"
    I'm looking at Tutanota @Millard Baker Would that also require these "keys?" Thanks in advance fellas!
  15. FuriousWO

    FuriousWO Member

    There are a few ways to generate them, the application may generate them for you or you can use something free like GPGTools (it's for OSX, I don't believe there is a Win version). I'm not up on the latest and greatest for Windows anymore.
    You will still need the Public Key of the person receiving the email. So for example if you wanted to send me a PGP encrypted email you can't unless I send you my key first.
    Tutanota will keep your emails encrypted on your phone, but unless the other party has sent you their public key the emails sent to them will not be encrypted. I don't know if it will generate a public/private key for you, but I assume it will and also send your public key when you email. If you really want to test it out, create a free Tutanota account and also a garbage gmail account. Then send an email to the gmail account and see what you get. I'm fairly confident the app will generate and store your keys for you (which is another conversation about security) but you again won't have the receivers keys so it's only securing the email content on your phone. Make sense?
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  16. Raspberry420

    Raspberry420 Member

    I also am not up to date with windows...I use linux.
    And yea, makes sense. So to get someones public key, you obviously have to send them a message first, asking for it- correct?- I'll test it out with a garbage email like you said to see how it looks.
  17. FuriousWO

    FuriousWO Member

    Pretty much,
    Lmk if you have problems with it
  18. Raspberry420

    Raspberry420 Member

    Where is the "send" button on Tutanota? I'm using it on iPhone, but nothing.
  19. Sampei

    Sampei Member Supporter

    Countermail imho is one of the best. Plus you cab set it up on the iPhone using ipgmail to crypt/decrypt mail
  20. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member Supporter

    I also use Linux...better than Windows IMO