Recently, Yahoo was caught leaking all of its users emails to the NSA. Yes, you read that correctly, Yahoo allowed the NSA to search through all emails. If your emails are unencrypted and you were using Yahoo Mail, the NSA knows a lot about it. It’s worse than that though, because emails can come from other mail providers. So your friend who uses Gmail or their own server will have all the emails sent to your Yahoo mail account searched by the NSA as well.
But enough fear-mongering, what can we do about it? The first step is checking out ProtonMail. The second step is telling your friends to check it out.
Email is your identity on the Internet and how you get things done. Email contains newsletters and important work-related data, and it can contain personal data. Using unecrypted email is dangerous and ProtonMail’s goal is to protect you by being open source and by encrypting email.
What I like about ProtonMail is that there is an Android app and it is easy to use. I will have to do a review of ProtonMail in comparison to TutaNota one day soon. They’re both great but I have a feeling ProtonMail is the better encrypted email provider.
The user interface of ProtonMail is awesome, check it out: