No. Just use email as you normally do. EasyCrypt will manage encryption transparently.
To exchange encrypted emails with you, they need to subscribe to EasyCrypt (easy) or use a PGP-enabled email client (more difficult).
If they are neither EasyCrypt subscribers nor PGP users, your emails to and from them will not be encrypted.
The basic version is free and will remain free. We will be introducing paid versions with advanced features in the future.
In a secure data center in Zurich, with a backup site in Zug, Switzerland.
No. You can use EasyCrypt with any standard email service provider.
No. You can use EasyCrypt Secure Webmail with Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Tor browsers without installing anything.
If you use Safari, please make sure that it is not in Private mode.
No. Your emails are stored as usual by your existing email service, such as Yahoo Mail or Gmail or your employer’s Exchange server.
Yes. The messages will be unreadable by your email service provider or any other party that has access to your service provider’s servers.
No. Only the messages that you send or receive encrypted via EasyCrypt will be stored in your email account in encrypted form.
The rest of your messages will remain unencrypted and you will be able to read them using either EasyCrypt or any other email client/webmail.
No. Your messages are encrypted on your computer or device and are decrypted on the device of the recipient. Nobody in between can read your encrypted messages, including EasyCrypt.
EasyCrypt is unable to read your unencrypted messages when you are not using EasyCrypt.
EasyCrypt provides a much stronger account security than email service providers. Technical details are here.
We are technically unable to do so. Only you and your intended recipients can read the encrypted messages.
No. You can access your email account using any standard email client, as usual. When you do so, you will not be able to send or read encrypted messages. You can switch between EasyCrypt and another email client any time.
Yes. You will need to install EasyCrypt client or plugin on each device. EasyCrypt will automatically synchronize your devices.
You can also use EasyCrypt Secure Webmail via a browser. No installation is needed for this.
Not yet, but we will.
Yes. We are currently developing EasyCrypt plugins for popular IMAP email clients.
Click the green Invite icon next to their email address. You can also invite several friends at once by clicking the Invite icon on the top menu.
Yes. To set this up you need to:
1. Ask your friend to send an email to email@example.com, with their public key attached.
2. Click “Attach public key” while composing a message to your friend in EasyCrypt. Your friend will know what to do with it.
After this, your communication with your friend will be encrypted.
No. In such case the decryption of your encrypted emails will be impossible. We will be technically unable to help you.
To prevent this from happening, you should write down your password and store it in a safe place.
Yes. The onion address of EasyCrypt Secure Webmail is webmail.ezcrypt2dgcicxqj.onion. You can only access it using Tor browser.
No. It will be available in a future version.
The intruder will learn when the emails were sent, and their size. Nothing else.
Correct, none of those. Your email address will be shown, but since the intruder would be inspecting your mailboxes, there is no new information in it.
In this case the intruder will also be able to read the subject, the email addresses, and the entire metadata – IP addresses, transmission path, email clients used etc. This is how OpenPGP works. Only message body and attachments will be encrypted.
Yes, if both you and your recipients are EasyCrypt subscribers. If your recipient is an external PGP user the subject will not be encrypted, as this is not supported by the OpenPGP standard.
EasyCrypt hides your email address behind one or more pseudonyms of your choosing. The messages traverse the network under a pseudonym.
In case you are communicating anonymously with another EasyCrypt subscriber, your identity will be hidden both from the subscriber and from EasyCrypt.
In case you are communicating anonymously with a user who is not a subscriber of EasyCrypt, your identity will be hidden from the user but not from EasyCrypt.
Yes, the EasyCrypt Secure Webmail client is open source.
No. PFS is strictly enforced. Users who use outdated browsers that do not support PFS will not be able to connect to EasyCrypt.
Yes. You can import your existing PGP keys. You will then be able to read the PGP-encrypted messages that you had sent or received before you joined EasyCrypt. You can also export your PGP keys.
Yes. You can export your public/private PGP key pair to a file, encrypted by your EasyCrypt password. You can then import it back into EasyCrypt or into any PGP client
Yes, and we certainly recommend that you do so. If something happens to your EC account, you will be able to access your messages using Thunderbird. It’s a perfect backup.
How? In EasyCrypt webmail, click Gear icon > Account > Advanced > Export keys.
Note that when you export your keys, your private key is encrypted by your EasyCrypt password. After you import the keys into Thunderbird and open a message encrypted in EasyCrypt, Enigmail will ask you for a password. You should respond by typing your EasyCrypt password.
You can also do it the other way around – import your keys from Thunderbird to EasyCrypt.
You can make use of EasyCrypt even if you do not switch to it as your main email encryption platform. Please see the Guide and FAQ for Existing PGP Users.
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