Interaction with other secure email providers
There have been many secure email providers showing up recently. If we end up with many duplicate encrypted mail services that can't securely communicate with each other, then the world is no better off.
Please cooperate with those to support secure emails between users. All encrypted email providers need to cooperate to make sure they are inter-operable.
I think Tutanota and Protonmail see each other as competitors (which is in fact true) but lose site of the fact that the REAL competition is all the other unencrypted email services.
It would be far better for both providers to focus not only on increasing their own market share, but even more, on increasing the TOTAL market share of end-to-end-encrypted email services. That will bring increased public awareness and grow their market share more rapidly.
Colin, yeah! DIME / Dark Mail Alliance!
Phil Zimmermann, Jon Callas, Mike Janke, and Ladar Levison
ProtonMail's official response:
The Red Pill commented
yes please work with proton mail to enable end to end encrypted messages between services
Now that would be a must... A network of secure providers. ..but I would step very carefully to this.. ..anyway, great idea.
Please Techné, don't forget openmailbox.org from Pierre. He already has PGP integration :D
An alliance of free email provider would be amazing.
Thanks for the effort!
Téchne Digitus commented
I asked to ProtonMail Support about it...
"Subject: Re: Interoperability with Tutanota
Time (GMT): Feb 20 2015 02:22:19
From: contact [at] protonmail . ch
Thank you for your message and support. At this moment we are putting all of our limited resources to building the best private email system. We also are certainly not apposed to joining such a network that promotes Privacy. This includes encrypted connection between Tutanota, as long as the tech is tested and works.
The ProtonMail Team"
Not now... But I believe this could be possible in next 2 or 3 years... For now, Tutanota and ProtonMail have another important chalanges (as create a basic features as, for example, to create folders.)
About Folders: Folders will be released on February 29t in Tutanota.
Colin Arnott commented
Another consideration for interoperability would be the dark mail alliance: https://darkmail.info
Thank you for your request. We want to make Tutanota interoperable with pgp as well as other secure email providers. We have started a project on github recently: https://github.com/intermail/api/wiki
We would be happy about every provider joining us.