EmailTrends newsletter 04/21
On April 30th, I sent out the monthly newsletter:
Email is not private or secure.
It wasn’t designed with privacy or security in mind.
Anyone who handles your email in transit can read it,
including your ISP, a hacker, or the NSA (U.S. National Security Agency).
Scammers might also use malware to infiltrate a company’s computer network
and access email exchanges about financial matters.
End-to-end (e2ee) encryption for email can be used to ensure
that only the sender and the recipients of a message can read the contents.
PGP is the best solution for secure communications with a partner that is
already using it. Asking your counterpart to start using PGP could be hard.
Enigma (an app based on SnapPass) allows you to share secrets in a secure,
ephemeral way. Input a single or multi-line secret, its expiration time,
and click Generate URL. Share the one-time use URL with your intended
Try it out:
This month I started late.
The development of the “enigma” service and the content of the article took a long time.
The result should give strong help to an email privacy neophyte.
The choice of topic emerged after reading
Edward Snowden’s book “Permanent record”:
[...] In 2013, 29-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. [...]