External IMAP/POP3 connection
Would be very nice if Tutanota supported IMAP/POP3 desktop software such as Thunderbird, ClawsMail, eM Client and others
Sorry, but Tutanota can not be configured with IMAP or POP3 because it would not support end-to-end encryption with full text search.
I 100% understand not having IMAP or POP3 for the end-to-end encryption, but would it be possible to add POP3 between Tutanota accounts only? I use a different Tutanota email address' for all my social media accounts. Instead of checking 10+ accounts for emails, having them all automatically send to one account via POP3 would be very helpful. That, or maybe updating the Tutanota IOS app to add multiple accounts?
Brian Gaucher commented
I signed up for tutanota because it is less intrusive than gmail, and I was hoping "simpler" so my desktop mail client application could manage the details (search, spam, folders). Turns out the single feature I want most is unavailable. I think I'll be stuck with Gmail awhile.
Notice I'm not using my tutanota email in this forum.
If the reason that I cannot use an external email client like thunderbird or sylpheed, is the security, im in accord. But reduces the posibility to atract some part of the users.
My rant is that the ipad client is very bare bones - no search, tagging, limited swipe, minimal rules, sorting, filtering, grouping. Sticking to Unibox and O365 for the time being
I would support the idea that tutanota develop and provide something like a bridge (like protonmail.com do) to use a Mailclient and use e2e encryption at the same time.
I like tutanota, but I use protonmail instead as long tutanota provide a bridge or something like that.
@rezo n1: An adapter/bridge wouldn't be a lot of work but we decided not to implement it for various reasons:
1. All mails are stored unencrypted on the devices of the users when you use an adapter/bridge
2. Without a decent mail client plugin, there is no way for a user to know if his messages will be sent end-to-end-encrypted or not
Both of these reasons are absolute no-gos for a secure mail service like tutanota.
as i cannot use my tutamail email acct with imap and pop3, i will not use the service. I will use mail.com
rezo n1 commented
Maybe you can do what protonmail did:
- implement a bridge which can be installed in OSX, Windows or Linux, and this bridge will act as an IMAP/POP3 server
- this bridge will handle the communication securely
- you can then you any application you want (like Thunderbird, smartphone's imap client) in your local network
But I know that this is lots of work, and you may not have the time to do so.
Berin Aniesh commented
Create an IMAP/POP3 server and just send a mail that a mail has been received in you account and provide a link to open the mail in the browser.
If you are unable to provide pop/imap/smtp services, could you please develop a Windows 10 Phone application? The Microsoft Edge web browser used in Windows Phone systems is unable to load the web-application version of TutaMail. This means it is not possible to access TutaMail using a Windows Phone device.
Hi there, I need to setup my company's mails with your services but also I need to use imap to use your services through ifttt or zapier to be handy with Trello , Please make up your mind some businesses needs more than security
How does Posteo do it?
I see there is a Tutanota Outlook Plugin available, but why I can not install this on my Outlook? There is no link for this in my settings-> Accounts.
This is utter crap, I don't wanna keep a tab open just for checking emails periodically manually. Are we in the 90s again?
You can review our code and build your own client if you do not trust us.
this is a ridiculous claim... tutanota is a joke.... end to end means e2e, not requiring you to be logged into a third party to decrypt.... I want to decrypt on my own computer.... not on the website or the mobile app.
But there are mail clients such as Thunderbird which now support encryption.
King Julien commented
We all get it that IMAP and POP3 won't support end-to-end encryption. Still, there must be a solution for users to have a centralized email interface that can handle multiple accounts and multiple providers. We live in a world of emails... pigeons are obsolete.
And as many said, most tutanota users just don't want others to sniff their emails and then to spam them with targeted marketing. I am one of them... i am less concerned in encryption, as I would like to have some granted common-sense privacy (if is not yours, don't read it).
Or maybe you could provide an email client software that is specially tailored for your email service AND it can handle IMAP/POP3 for other emails... I would pay for a robust replacement for thunderbird that can handle tutanota mail service too. Think of it!