Protonmail

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by anon_private, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. anon_private

    anon_private Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I note that Protonmail is encrypted, but I don't think it is anonymous. Hence anyone could send spam to the address. Can this be avoided?

    Can mail be forwarded from Protonmail?

    I can't find a dedicated Protonmail discussion forum.

    I didn't notice a 'cancel my account' button. If someone decided not to use it, I suppose one just stops using it.
     
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Anonymous? Email is never anonymous. There are addresses. Some spammers send to every possible Protonmail address and see what they hear back from.

    Protonmail will alert you about incoming messages.
     
  3. Rafales

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  4. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    That is bad news :(

    The ProtonMail mailbox password can end up stored locally as plaintext :eek:

    So don't use ProtonMail without FDE.
     
  5. deBoetie

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    Likewise don't use ProtonMail without TFA. Wait - none of these kinds of providers HAS TFA, it's coming RSN.
    As mentioned in the article, it's really not that hard. U2F would do the job.
     
  6. Rafales

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    Protonmail team might need to hire a independent third party to carry out security audit on their applications and servers to fix gaps / vulnerabilities in the implementation and code (if any)
     
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    Funnily enough, the situation for me IS that I want LE to use MLATs because then there's a chance of warranted interception with articulated cause - I want LE to obey the rule of law. But the current situation with mass indiscriminate surveillance forces a reasonable person into additional protection.
    ProtonMail has issues as all these types of webmail services do, principally in terms of certificate and code verification. I won't use them until they have 2FA as well.
     
  9. Minimalist

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    New users flock to ProtonMail in wake of Trump’s victory
    https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2016/11/14/new-users-protonmail/
     
  10. Yash Khan

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    Under settings - account - at the bottom, there is "delete my account" tab.
     
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