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You can already use GPG with Protonmail, and they allow you to export the generated keys if you want easier usability.

For better general privacy, the usage of GPG is not limited to any mail provider, and you don't have to store your keys on their servers, you just set up your mail client with a GPG extension.


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Anyone wanting to learn to use GPG may have to learn to use a totally different approach from the stupid webmail systems most people are accustomed to. If you can use Thunderbird, you can use any service you like. Do a search for GPG e-mail and you will find countless guides on how to do it. Pick any that meet the specifics of what you want. For instance, if you check your e-mail on your phone, you will need a guide for that. GPG is open sourced and free. It has been ported to every OS and every device worth using. Explaining it is too difficult without more specifics on what you want.

 

But to be totally clear, GPG can be used in ANY email service. It does not matter if the service in question has any support for it or not. It is done on your side. Take a look at an example message I received on one of my accounts. (Everything that follows is the message, exactly as it is in the service I use. And this is a very small message.)

-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE-----
Charset: utf-8
Version: GnuPG v1

hQIMA0UGrHTAhXcPARAAk7GjR+9+ARTBnbQI3P5kRcfebhmXzeJGGH/epJoF+gvK
5THslVJ51Ze14hLU17kmX804Eyyhq9UMEgEfNzAZtTblT192vswbSsYHBkAhs5kZ
IjyRubroTKCytF3He+/OuisieEA3m6vt+CKCHGlbTuuwQDGcLheooGxLCj07Q5c8
kCXjFNxJqR/+hwaoX+I5CsrttVr0mQcjQHDNiEH5NX0bBeYkhsEbG62xHlxkqA8E
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=ZTXm
-----END PGP MESSAGE-----


Debugging is at least twice as hard as writing the program in the first place.

So if you write your code as clever as you can possibly make it, then by definition you are not smart enough to debug it.

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No-one has ever broken a truly secure GPG encrypted message in all time in this world. And even the weakest keys are still a hell of a lot of work to break with a supercomputer.

 

What is the best part? GPG is freeware, and works with any mail service you want to use, in any mail client.

 

We don't know that. Maybe someone in this world is always a step ahead of "known science"!?..

.. *light paranoia mode off* ..

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I don't remember Outlook being able to do PGP...


Four simple things:
There's a guide to AirVPN. Before you ask questions, take 30 minutes of your time to go through it.

Amazon IPs are not dangerous here. It's the fallback DNS.
Running TOR exits is discouraged. They're subject to restrictions on the internet and harm all AirVPN users.

Furthermore, I propose that your paranoia is to be destroyed. If you overdo privacy, you'll be unique among the mass again.

 

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I actually have used webmail accounts to receive GPG mail and then copied the entire message over to my Thunderbird client to use GPG to decode the message as a workaround since I was too lazy to setup things. But if I cared to have it working, there is not a client you cannot use with GPG. Some of the really uncommon ones may not have support for it, but that just means there is a trivial amount of work to do to use it.

 

Privacy and security are worth the petty expense of time and effort.


Debugging is at least twice as hard as writing the program in the first place.

So if you write your code as clever as you can possibly make it, then by definition you are not smart enough to debug it.

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The TOR browser on my iMac desktop works smooth as silk with the Protonmail TOR address. However, I can NOT log in through the Onion browser for iOS nor with Orfox on my Android tablet. I will be opening a support ticket with Protonmail though I don't think it will do any good. They warned in a blog post that it may not work initially for some users. Not a big deal for me since they will need time to work out the bugs. I really like Protonmail because they seem to take customer email privacy and security more seriously than anyone else out there that I know of. It may seem a bit like overkill to some but I think this is where internet security in general is going and Protonmail is painstakingly doing everything within their power to stay ahead of any privacy/security threats to their customer base. And to me, that makes the $48 annual subscription price very much worth it.


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I'm able to login using onion browser on iOS, here's a photo of the settings I'm using. Warning using the Settings may reduce your security.

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Keksjdjdke-- Those settings do work. However, you shouldn't have to compromise security to be able to log in. That defeats the whole purpose. Protonmail's tech/security guys really need to figure out what's going on with Onion browser for iOS.


During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. —George Orwell

The further society drifts from truth the more it hates those who speak it. —George Orwell

A lie is as good as the truth when everyone believes.

No one ever lost a dime underestimating the intelligence of the amerikan public. {Generally attributed to H.L. Mencken}

THANK YOU: Russia Today; Edward Snowden; Julian Assange; John Kiriakou; Thomas Drake; William Binney; Ray McGovern; Kirk Wiebe; Matt Taibbi; Sputnik News

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OmniNegro-- So you're saying I can and should GPG with my Protonmail account? Are there any good tutorials that can instruct me how to do that? Protonmail has it's own app; is it safe to use it?

 

I also use Startmail and Posteo. Do you know if they require JavaScript?

 

 

https://www.gpg4usb.org/

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I decided to give ProtonMail a try.  For now I am using one free account and testing a few things.  I am only on a linux desktop and nothing but onion for everything during my tests.  I like the speed and layout options.  The pages look really nice to me.  I have used pgp/gpg for over a decade now so its all quite familiar.  Being a little paranoid I wish I could have created a stronger key, since they only use a 2048 key.  Wrote personal counter measure comparisons to avoid MITM before credentials get keyed in.  Seems really smooth after a few days now.  I disabled ALL account recovery options and store ZERO in that regard.  If I forget my credentials I am toast.  LOL!

 

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If you use the mobile app when you create your account you can choose a 4096bit key. And make sure you have your recovery options set up properly so that you don't lose access.

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Imo the best setup would be using an email client on your preferred secure workstation environment, not because this is just more convenient and secure,

by the fact that you don't have to store virtually anything on their servers, and that you don't have to authenticate in web forms, this also guarantees you won't lose

your mailbox content in case they will have the same outcome as Tormail/Lavabit/Ghostmail/Sigaint and probably dozens of others who were forced out of business. 


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If you use the mobile app when you create your account you can choose a 4096bit key. And make sure you have your recovery options set up properly so that you don't lose access.

 

 

Couple of things.  Don't really want recovery options.  That (smaller key) is a surprising restriction for my desktop environment.  I figure the Protonmail desktop application is older and just needs to be updated on their end to conform to their newer android app key size.  During testing I will ONLY use TOR and I never access TOR from my android.  I know I would lose any email stored on my account but I wonder if I could eventually log in and switch to a 4K key?  Might consider that if its an option, and for sure would if it ever becomes available in the desktop environment.  Use high entropy and long passwords either way.

 

 

Imo the best setup would be using an email client on your preferred secure workstation environment, not because this is just more convenient and secure,

by the fact that you don't have to store virtually anything on their servers, and that you don't have to authenticate in web forms, this also guarantees you won't lose

your mailbox content in case they will have the same outcome as Tormail/Lavabit/Ghostmail/Sigaint and probably dozens of others who were forced out of business. 

 

I won't store emails long term on ProtonMail.  In fact I love how I can set them to expire in case I forget to "clean up".  I will securely move anything I want retained over to my FTP.  Of course you may be correct about Protonmail eventually going out of business, but their model appears to be solid.  It may be that the FREE accounts will need to go someday if the load gets high enough.  Does anybody know how many of their accounts are PAID as compared to free (anyone talking)?  Just like AirVpn, which is a great provider, I would have no problem sending BTC to Protonmail for great service.  I don't see a BTC link to them.

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Just an update using TOR on my Android tablet and iOS devices. I uninstalled Orweb and Orfox for Android and then reinstalled both. Then I went to Protonmail's special TOR address through Orfox and was able to log in with no problem. However.... I still cannot log in with Onion Browser on my iOS devices. I uninstalled and then reinstalled it at least three times. The first time I changed the Onion Browser settings keksjdjdke suggested I successfully logged in. Unfortunately, that's the only time it worked; have not been able to log in again after that one time. Very frustrating. I opened a support ticket with Protonmail and we're playing ping-pong on the issue. I'll re-update at the appropriate time.


During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. —George Orwell

The further society drifts from truth the more it hates those who speak it. —George Orwell

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No one ever lost a dime underestimating the intelligence of the amerikan public. {Generally attributed to H.L. Mencken}

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There's a lot of things I cannot log into using the Onion Browser on iOS. I can't log into Tutanota either.

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Khariz-- Do you know if there are any TOR or TOR based browsers for iOS worth investigating?


During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. —George Orwell

The further society drifts from truth the more it hates those who speak it. —George Orwell

A lie is as good as the truth when everyone believes.

No one ever lost a dime underestimating the intelligence of the amerikan public. {Generally attributed to H.L. Mencken}

THANK YOU: Russia Today; Edward Snowden; Julian Assange; John Kiriakou; Thomas Drake; William Binney; Ray McGovern; Kirk Wiebe; Matt Taibbi; Sputnik News

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Khariz-- Do you know if there are any TOR or TOR based browsers for iOS worth investigating?

I'm not khakis but onionbrowser is currently the browser that torproject posted about on their blog and it's open source and stays up-to-date, red browser does not stay up to date with the latest tor protocol and from what I've checked it looks like it's closed source. Torproject has said that they are working on a iOS app. "Currently, there is no supported way of using Tor on iOS; the Guardian Project is working to make this a reality in the future."

https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq.html.en#Mobile

https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-heart-onion-browser-and-more-ios-tor

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I'm sure I was asked that question because in the post before the question, I said that there's a lot of stuff I can't do in Onionbrowser.  I'm assuming he was asking about Tor browsers besides the Onionbrowser.  But, no...Onionbrowser is the only one I have.  It works really great as long as you don't need to log into these mail services.  Basic web browsing and .onion browsing works fine with proper bridging and circuiting and all that jazz.

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I hope they are able to get that iOS thing worked out in an open source fashion.  Fortunately all is working fine at ProtonMail with conventional linux and TOR - duh!

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Update on Onion Browser for iOS: Protonmail recommended the following settings. Active Content Blocking-- "Allow All (DANGEROUS)"; Cookies-- "Block Third-Party"; User-Agent Spoofing-- "Normalized iPad (iOS Safari)"; Do Not Track (DNT) Header-- "Tell Websites Not To Track"; Minimum SSL/TLS Protocol-- "TLS 1.0+".

 

These settings now allow me to successfully log in to my Protonmail account. But, is there reason for concern that you must set Active Content Blocking to "Allow All (DANGEROUS)"?


During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. —George Orwell

The further society drifts from truth the more it hates those who speak it. —George Orwell

A lie is as good as the truth when everyone believes.

No one ever lost a dime underestimating the intelligence of the amerikan public. {Generally attributed to H.L. Mencken}

THANK YOU: Russia Today; Edward Snowden; Julian Assange; John Kiriakou; Thomas Drake; William Binney; Ray McGovern; Kirk Wiebe; Matt Taibbi; Sputnik News

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As long as it's only a site-by-site setting, I wouldn't worry about it too much.  But if that's a universal setting (I can't remember), it would make me not want to do it.  If it's a universal setting, clicking on a link in an e-mail could result in running unintended content.

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