Email Privacy

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About Email Privacy

Email Privacy is a free browser Tool that encrypts, decrypts, and stores email messages in your browser's local storage. Messages are stored either in an encrypted or plain text format (your choice). The encrypted message is sent to your recipient(s) by clicking the "Submit" button. Your recipients will be provided with the encryption key which they can use to decrypt your message via another click on the "Decrypt" button next to the encrypted message. To avoid keyloggers from recording the encryption key, there is no visual cue when you submit/decrypt messages; instead, please copy-paste the keys.

 

What inspired you to develop this tool?

Anyone using Gmail knows that Google reads our emails and uses it to target ads based on what we write about. For those users who want to protect their email communication from Google, Email Privacy has been developed as a lightweight, secure and open source webmail client that encrypts emails locally before they are sent to Gmail or other webmail providers.

The initial inspiration was the fact that several open source projects have failed to create a fully functional and secure encrypted email service so far. While security is almost non-existent with Google's Gmail because all data is forwarded unencrypted via the Internet, other hosted solutions didn't implement encryption at all. Hence I decided to develop an easy-to-use email encryption solution for Chrome which should be compatible not only with Gmail but also with other popular webmail providers such as Yahoo and Microsoft.

 

What does Email Privacy do differently than other security tools?

Most of the currently available solutions for encrypting email messages require a user to create an account on their web service and hold the encryption key there. This approach has several drawbacks such as

(a) users need to trust this third party,

(b) keys can be lost when the provider is down or goes out of business and

(c) these services might in some cases provide decrypted data back to law enforcement agencies in response to a court order (see Lavabit and Hushmail).

Users who seek secure communication without giving up control over their data should consider Email Privacy which lets them encrypt emails locally before sending them via Gmail. Hence it's not necessary to trust any third party and keys remain under the control of users.

 

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