Tutanota Germany-based encrypted webmail

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by dogbite, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    Its 6 months on Tuta. I have a pop up set on my calendar alerting me every 4 months. It tells me to quickly log into my Tuta Accounts thereby resetting the "clock" on the login timetables. I do the same with my Protonmail stuff at the correct timetable for them. Seems silly but its easy and quick to do. I almost never need to follow the timers because I log in frequently but this allows me to sleep well at night with NO chance of losing on of my very private accounts.

    Sidenote: if you lose a free Tuta account you can get it back by turning it into a premium/paid account. Depends on how important the files and attachments are to your world!!
     
  2. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    Now, that's just scary. :eek:
     
  3. klarm

    klarm Registered Member

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    is there POP/IMAP support with tutanota free acc?
    I need some free email provider that supports those to say good bye to gmail once and for all.
    for important stuff I have other payed provider, but I need something free for non-important everyday stuff.
    thanks.
     
  4. imdb

    imdb Registered Member

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    no. tutanota does not support imap/pop3. you need to use their own app which is open source.
     
  5. Uitlander

    Uitlander Registered Member

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    When I get a free email account, I expect such nonsense. When I get a paid account, I don't, but I do expect to get what I paid for....obviously both expectations were too high for Tutanota to meet. I had started with a free account, and converted to premium account when I saw the handholding clause, and yes, I checked for it in the paid account fine print, and there was no mention of it. I'd add that I had been using Tutanota for at least several years, and only logging in once or twice a year before this, so I assume the clause was extended to paid accounts sometime last year, as I got the boot around October (at least three months before the next payment was due). I've checked with Lavabit and Posteo, and neither have a handholding clause on their paid accounts. I would bet very few (if any) other email providers do! So good riddance to Tutanota!
     
  6. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    Sorry that happened to you my friend! MyTuta account(s) contain some stuff I would be very unhappy to lose. Its backed up but kept all off premises making it a PAIN to recreate. So far, I submit to the handholding and simply get alerts to log in every few months.
     
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