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Encrypt all metadata

Scryptmail has implemented this feature. This means that they don't keep unencrypted copies of the titles of the messages, or the e-mail adresses of the people you correspond with.

Considering this service doesn't support POP3 or IMAP, why not implement this as well? I don't think a service which could hand over a list of everyone you correspond with to the authorities is really keen on privacy.

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planned  ·  AdminTutanota Support (Feedback Manager, Tutanota) responded  · 

We plan to hide the metadata. We already encrypt the subject and strip ip addresses from emails. However the email address itself can’t be easily hidden as it is needed to deliver the mail.


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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    “We kill people based on metadata.”
    - Michael Hayden, former NSA and CIA director

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dear Tutanota Team

    If this is 'Planned' work could you add it to your advertised Development Roadmap please?

    Currently the To Name, From Name and Date/Time are NOT encrypted on the Tutanota service. This is a significant issue.

    My expectation is that the following are encrypted or stripped by default:

    To Name
    From Name
    Date and Time
    Email Subject heading
    Email body/content/attachments
    All IP Addresses

    It is well documented that the metadata is as important to surveillance agents as the email body/content. If your mission is End-to-End encrypted communication then the above must be a priority in your development roadmap. Other encrypted email services offer this so it must be technically possible.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The metadata can be encrypted provided it remains within Tutanota (sender and receiver). So that's the starting point. The question of non Tuanota is another story. I appreciate the difficulties this presents but if you could. :) :) :).

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