[ubuntu-uk] OT - secure email?

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Sep 3 10:17:34 UTC 2013


On 03/09/13 10:18, Gordon C Burgess-Parker wrote:
> Given the revelations about PRISM, I now use an encrypted cloud service, but am concerned about using the usual suspects for email.
> Does anyone have any thoughts about a free or minimal cost secure email? (Must support IMAP).

What do you mean by secure? Comms between your client and the server is
encrypted? Individual messages encrypted in transit and stored
encrypted? The best way to achieve the latter is to use PGP, but that
requires your recipients to use PGP.

Of course, however secure your e-mail system is, as soon as you send
something to an insecure system you've exposed everything!

Tony Arnold,                        Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 6093
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