We are happy to let you know that we have updated our new beta client and added a secure password reset feature. This feature enables you to reset your Tutanota login credentials in case you lose your password or your second factor. Learn here how to make use of Tutanota's reset feature to make sure that you never lose access to your secure Tutanota account.
Tutanota is an innovative end-to-end encrypted email service that takes your privacy seriously. With the built-in encryption only you can access your data. Tutanota is your fully secure email service that also comes with Android & iOS apps. We continuously improve Tutanota so stay tuned for our upcoming features!
Widely unnoticed, Denmark is the first country to require businesses to encrypt emails containing sensitive personal information end-to-end, starting January 1, 2019. This rule is a strict interpretation of Article 9 of the European GDPR. It is the first time a country has made email encryption mandatory — but it is expected that more countries will follow the Danish example. This comes as yet another indicator that the protection of sensitive personal data must be prioritized by any company doing business in Europe.
Today is German Unity Day: On October 3rd in 1990, Germany became one. At the same time it became a truly democratic country. The oppressive system of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) ended and with it an immense surveillance apparatus disappeared. This is an extremely joyful moment to all Germans, yet, it also has to remind us that we can't take the freedoms we currently enjoy for granted.
We are happy to announce that Tutanota has joined LOT Network, a global non-profit community of companies committed to protecting themselves against patent trolls. We believe that patents, or patent troll law suits, must never be used to stifle innovation. By joining the LOT Network and by working together, all members can cut down on patent litigation, enabling us to focus on what we do best: building great products.
Two weeks ago, our development team has discovered and immediately patched a security vulnerability in the new Tutanota apps. This vulnerability could have allowed attackers to inject arbitrary code into the web part of the app using crafted file names if a user downloaded this file. As far as we know, there has not been an active exploitation of this vulnerability. We estimate that only a fraction of our users had used the affected app versions.
Tutanota is the most secure email service you can get: On top of its automatic end-to-end encryption, it uses DNSSEC, DANE, DMARC, DKIM, PFS & STARTTLS to secure your connection to Tutanota to the maximum. Today, we have updated our SSL certificates.
In regular intervals, Politicians demand that companies add backdoors to their end-to-end encrypted cloud services to enable law enforcements to easier persecute criminals. This demand ignores that any backdoor to encryption poses a severe threat to online security in general. This post explains why a backdoor is - and will always be - a stupid idea.
Consumer trust in companies decreases at an ever faster pace. Caused by data breach scandals as well as privacy-intrusive misuse of data by the companies themselves, consumers increasingly look for trustworthy alternatives. Instead of gambling with their users' trust, companies should respect their users' rights to privacy by encrypting the data end-to-end.
We're excited to let you know that we have just published a brand-new version of the iOS app. The new app is faster, supports 2FA, auto-sync and full text search. We're very happy that we now have a new web client, a new Android app, and a new iOS app. Now we're adding some last improvements along with a couple of bug fixes, and, finally, the new version of Tutanota will be ready to leave its beta status behind!
With an open source email client as well as open source iOS and Android apps, Tutanota is the recommended secure and open source email service that enables everybody to stop using Google. Security experts can easily check that the open sourced code is doing what we promise: Protecting your emails and contacts with automatic encryption.
Tutanota is the secure email service that comes with automatic end-to-end encryption. When we started building Tutanota, we always believed that sending an end-to-end encrypted email needs to be as easy as sending a normal email. The numbers prove us right: 58% of all emails sent from Tutanota are end-to-end encrypted.
We are very happy to announce that we have started integrating cryptocurrency support to Tutanota! In a first step, you can now donate to Tutanota with Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin Cash and Monero. We will now test payment processing and how easily we can automate the processing of crypto payments. Then we will add an option to also pay for Tutanota with cryptocurrencies.
We are very happy to announce that we have started integrating cryptocurrency support to Tutanota! You can donate to Tutanota with Bitcoin (BTC), payment support will follow in the near future.
We are very happy to announce that we have started integrating cryptocurrency support to Tutanota! You can now donate to Tutanota with Monero (XMR).
We are excited to let you know that the Tutanota Android app is now ready to join the beta of our new mail client! Our new mail client client already comes with a lot of improvements: 2FA support, auto-sync as well as significantly better speed and design. Right now we are adding all these improvements to the Tutanota Android app. Originally, we've planned to release the new app once it supports all new features. However, we ourselves prefer using the beta app so much compared to the old version that we did not want to make you wait one day longer.
Tutanota is a free, secure email service that puts its users' privacy at the center. Three years ago, we have published the first Premium version of Tutanota that enabled people to use Tutanota with their own domain. The number of people upgrading was simply amazing, and still is. Back then, lots of users simply upgraded to support our privacy-focused, ad-free, secure email service. While this hasn't changed, Premium users now also get a lot of extra features. Read here why you should join them!
This is Tutanota's transparency report and warrant canary information. While in Germany a gag order is legally not possible, we want to give you peace of mind by publishing a warrant canary. The transparency report is updated every six months. We only release individual mailboxes if we receive a valid German court order. All email content (subject, body, attachments) is end-to-end encrypted, and we cannot decrypt any of this data.
Please welcome with us our new team member: Ivan. Ivan has used Tutanota for more than a year already when he received one of our mails that inform all our users about important updates to Tutanota. In this mail, we also asked for passionate privacy advocates to join our development team. Without thinking twice, Ivan applied. Now he is already working on building the new Android app. And with his passion and development skills combined, it won't take long until the new app is going to be released!
Everybody has the right to whisper. We want that everybody has the right to whisper online as well. That's why your encrypted Tutanota mailbox can also be accessed via the Tor browser - without the need for personally identifiable information such as a phone number.
The EU is currently working on updating the legal framework that governs the privacy of electronic communications with the aim of reinforcing trust and security in the Digital Single Market. The European Parliament, in its report adopted in October last year, included much-needed provisions supporting the use of end-to-end encryption and a clear stance against backdoors. Meanwhile, Member States in the Council have not managed to find a compromise so far.
Tutanota combines maximum security with ease-of-use: We, the Tutanota developers, have built an email service that automatically encrypts all emails by default. Key generation, key handling, key exchange – all of this happens automatically in the background, yet, the private key is only accessible by the user. This post explains how the Tutanota developers have achieved this.
Tutanota is an anonymous email service without compromises: No phone number required, no logging, no tracking, and all data is end-to-end encrypted. Tutanota is built by a team of privacy-enthusiastic developers, committed to protecting your right to privacy. We aim to bring the most secure and anonymous email service to you by focusing on automatic encryption and privacy-by-design.
The European GDPR requires companies to protect all personal data they handle. Email as the prime communication tool in every business oftentimes handles a lot of personal information. Learn here how the encrypted email service Tutanota can help you to easily achieve GDPR compliance for all your business emails.
EFAIL describes potential attack vectors on PGP and S/MIME encrypted emails exploitable in several mail clients. While some argue that the publication of EFAIL and the recommendation by EFF to disable PGP for now are an exaggeration, raising this issue in such a dramatic way will actually help to improve PGP and S/MIME security in the long-run. Some of the attack vectors have been known for decades, yet, several mail clients are not patched to date. Because of the 'hype' created by the authors of EFAIL and by the EFF, this will finally change.
The recent Facebook scandal has alarmed many because of its clear privacy intrusion. However, only a few are concerned about the constant privacy intrusion by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). ISPs probably know more about you than you yourself. They can monitor and log every website you ever visited and sell this data to advertisers. Stop the privacy intrusion by ISPs such as Comcast and Verizon. Try a VPN such as Private Internet Access or Tor when going online.
We are happy to announce that we have updated our new beta client. You are now able to upgrade to all our paid plans with the new mail client. We have also much improved the upgrading process to make it faster and easier and to accept PayPal payments with security codes.
The CLOUD Act - Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act - has recently been enacted into US federal law. It allows US authorities to request data from American companies whether the data is stored in the US or abroad. While US cloud services such as Google and Facebook welcome this law, it is heavily criticized by data protection experts and privacy rights activists.
Donald Trump is not known for being a friend of the media. Now he seems to be taking up new methods to control unfavorable journalists. The Department of Homeland Security wants to create a database of journalists and bloggers from around the world that can be filtered by location, content and sentiment. While the DHS claims this is standard PR practice, the alarm bells must ring. After all, surveillance is what upcoming autocrats commonly use to undermine democracy.
Tutanota is an open source webmail client with open source Android and iOS apps. We want everybody to be able to use Tutanota in the easiest way. That's why we have invited passionate Tutanota users to volunteer as translators. We are very proud that our team of volunteers has already translated Tutanota into more than 30 languages. We are continuously improving all language existing versions as well as adding new languages whenever they are completed.
We are celebrating four years of our secure mail client Tutanota! Four years ago, today, we have published the first beta version of Tutanota, the first automatically encrypted mailbox. Since then we have vastly improved Tutanota's performance and design, added lots of features, and built a strong and vibrant community, all of which ensure Tutanota's lasting success.
Secure mail service Tutanota is best known for focusing on privacy and security. A team of German engineers launched this fully encrypted mail service in March 2014 to enable everyone around the world to easily communicate confidentially. With its built-in encryption of the entire mailbox and address book, Tutanota poses a true privacy-friendly alternative to mainstream services such as Gmail and Yahoo.
Comcast Internet users were unable to access their Tutanota mailbox beginning of March due to Comcast blocking access to Tutanota for around 18 hours. This outage of the Tutanota website demonstrates how devastating the end of net neutrality could be for Internet users and start-ups alike.
Tutanota is the secure mail service that focuses on security and privacy. From its early days, Tutanota has been published as open source, licensed under GPLv3. Only with open source software third parties can verify that we remain true to our goal: Protecting the privacy of our users by offering the most secure email service. Now we plan to release the Tutanota app on F-Droid.
We are excited to let you know that we have updated our new beta client. With this release, we are adding important features to the Premium version of Tutanota: You can now whitelabel Tutanota to login via your own website. You can also add contact forms to your website that send contact requests end-to-end encrypted directly to your Tutanota mailbox.
Please welcome with us our newest team member: Anton. He has recently joined our team, and he has already proven to be the perfect addition. As our user base is growing constantly, so is our team! We are now six enthusiastic freedom fighters that work towards one shared goal: Protecting our right to privacy online.
How the Microsoft Email Case Could Affect Us All: American Prosecutors Want Your Data, even if Stored Outside the US.
This summer the US Supreme Court will decide whether US prosecutors can get hold of data stored all over the world. Experts warn that this will jeopardize privacy rights and open the door for similar privacy intrusions from other countries such as China and Russia.
Since the start of our fully encrypted mailbox searching encrypted data has been one of the biggest challenges. We are very happy to announce that we as the first encrypted application worldwide have developed secure full-text search for encrypted data. This feature enables everyone to easily and securely search encrypted emails and encrypted contacts locally on their client.
Cryptography used to be the exclusive concern of techies, geeks, and the CIA. Today, however, it seems that everybody wants to be a crypto-expert. And the recent surge in BitCoin has further accelerated people’s interest in cryptography. Sam Bocetta shares details on why cryptography matters and how it works.
Six years ago we have started to create the most secure email service. Today we are not only happy that we ventured on this journey, but we are proud of what we have achieved! With tremendous support from our community we have built a fully encrypted email client that is fast, beautiful and available in over 30 languages. So, today we are celebrating our success, and tomorrow we'll keep on developing!
Tor is an online anonymity network that anyone with an internet connection can use. It's been around a long time and is often used by people who need to stay anonymous such as political activists and whistleblowers. Comparitech's editor and privacy advocate Paul Bischoff gives insights on the world's most famous anonymity software. Read on to find out more about what Tor is and how to use it.
For many the Internet is Google: Search, email, videos - Google is the major player in all these fields. But Google uses all data it gathers across its services to post targeted ads, and to massively profit from the data many share so freely with the Internet giant. The time has come to stop this unlimited data mining and to take back our right to privacy! Here's a quick guide as to how you can use the Internet without sharing all your data with Google.
Para muchos, Internet es Google: búsqueda, correo electrónico, videos - Google es el principal jugador en todos estos campos. Pero Google utiliza todos los datos que recopila a través de sus servicios para publicar anuncios «relevantes» y, para obtener ganancias masivas de los datos que muchos comparten tan alegremente con el gigante de Internet. ¡Ha llegado el momento de detener esta extracción de datos ilimitada y de recuperar nuestro derecho a la privacidad! Aquí hay una guía rápida sobre cómo puede usar Internet sin compartir todos sus datos con Google.
We are excited to let you know that we have updated our new beta client. Two weeks ago we have released this new mail client to all our users, and your feedback was simply amazing! We thank you for that and, of course, also for your bug reports. Thanks to your feedback we have fixed lots of bugs as well as added new features. Your secure mail client now supports contact import, multi-select in contact list and printing of emails.
On October 3rd 1990 German re-unification enabled millions of people in the former German Democratic Republic to make use of freedom of speech and their right to privacy. 27 years later, in celebration of this great victory against state surveillance, we at Tutanota are releasing a completely rebuild encrypted mail client that enables millions of people around the world to exchange their thoughts and ideas freely and privately online.
Mike Finch is an experienced designer with a passion for privacy and security. His aim is to make privacy-first services easy-to-use and accessible to every web user. One year ago, Mike has offered to redesign our secure mail client and we couldn't be happier with the result! In this interview Mike explains why he supports privacy-focused projects such as Tutanota and why it is more important than ever to spread privacy.
On October 3rd 1990 German re-unification enabled millions of people in the former German Democratic Republic to make use of freedom of speech and their right to privacy. 27 years later, in celebration of this great victory against state surveillance, we are releasing our brand-new Tutanota mail client! We invite everybody to join this exciting journey of making encrypted emails not only easy and secure, but also enjoyable.
The eyes of internet users around the world have been focused on the United States as internet privacy and net neutrality protections are being taken down. Even if you don’t live in the States, it’s likely that some portion of your internet traffic flows through American pipes. Beyond that, what happens in US regulation - especially online and in the tech industry - becomes mirrored in other countries.
We are happy to announce that TOTP has just been added as an option for two-factor authentication to the beta client of your secure mail service Tutanota! This release comes shortly after the option of using two-factor authentication (2FA) with a security device (U2F). As our developers are heading for the public beta release of our brand-new client this month, we are noticeably speeding up our development.
Security professionals warn of a new mail exploit that allows an attacker to easily change the content of an email even after it has arrived at a mailbox. This exploit only affects desktop clients such as Apple Mail, Microsoft Outlook, and Mozilla Thunderbird. Tutanota as a webmail client with its own mobile apps is not affected.
We are happy to announce that non-profit organizations (NPOs) can get Tutanota Premium free of charge. At Tutanota we believe that we as societies can do better when it comes to human rights. We are true believers working hard to change the world for the better. NPOs that dedicate their time and money towards changing our world into a better place deserve all the support they can get. Donating our encrypted email services to them, is the most obvious step for us to take.
Your secure mail service Tutanota has just become more secure! We are happy to announce that we have enabled two-factor-authentication (2FA) for our encrypted Tutanota beta client. We are now working hard on making the client ready for the public beta release in September.
Data leaks are becoming more and more common - small leaks don't even make it into the news anymore. Recently, there has been an enormous data leak, though, that could have been easily prevented with encryption: A US marketing firm has stored data of 198 million US voters for an unknown period of time easily accessible in the cloud.
The Internet as we know it is a magnificent space where everyone has the right to share their thoughts freely. However, people living in dictatorships experience a much different Internet: Censorship, blocking of major sites or social media platforms are normal to them. If we allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to decide what content they want to show us and what content they want to block, this is exactly how we can expect our future Internet to look like. To protect freedom of speech and democracy, we must fight for net neutrality now.
This release is a bug fix release. After our last update the Tutanota emails were not viewed correctly in Chrome browsers on mobile. This has now been fixed.
We are excited to announce that we have added a dark theme to our new Tutanota client. At the moment the new client is still in private beta. But as we have fixed a lot of bugs now, this release is a big step towards the public beta release later this year.
Everybody knows that data protection laws in Germany are very strict, and that German companies are compelled to protect their users' data by law. Nevertheless, also in Germany politicians call for access to users' data to prevent crimes such as terror attacks. This is heavily debated in the media because of Germany's history with state surveillance (e.g. the Stasi in former East Germany). While this discussion is much needed to stop the authorities from getting excessive access to citizens' data, it also makes the situation confusing. This post sheds some light into the current situation of data protection laws in Germany.
Terror attacks are tragic. Terror attacks make each one of us long for security. That's why politicians repeatedly call for more surveillance after every terror attack. Most famously Theresa May, who wants to rip up human rights laws to fight terrorism. However, compelling data shows that more surveillance won't help at all: Every identified Islamist terrorist in Europe who killed innocent people with a terror attack since 2014 was already known to the authorities prior to the attack.
Tutanota, the world's first end-to-end encrypted mail service, has recently joined the Open Invention Network. Tutanota joins companies such as Google, IBM, NEC, Red Hat and SUSE, who are all part of OIN. OIN enables open source developers to freely develop and share their work while being protected from patent suits. All members of OIN have joined to voice their support for the principle of non-aggression. We at Tutanota are happy to be part of OIN and to do our share to support and strengthen the open source community.
With just one year to go before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into force, privacy-focused online services have come together to highlight the crucial role of encryption in achieving GDPR compliance. As a key technology to protect employee and customer data, encryption helps organizations reduce GDPR compliance costs and avoid heavy fines.
Phishing is one of the most common attacks on the Internet, but it is also very easy not to fall for phishing. Here are some easy steps how to prevent a phishing attack from being successful. Most importantly: Never share your password.
The WannaCry ransomware attack that affected more than 200.000 computers was also the fault of the NSA and Microsoft. While Microsoft is now offering a patch, the lesson we have to learn from this attack is that we need a different approach so secure the Internet: The open source approach.
The encrypted mail service Tutanota helps over two million users to share their mails securely - also with attachments. However, when the attachments get too large people and businesses need encrypted cloud storage as well. We've spoken to Istvan Lam, CEO of Tresorit, about our shared goal to make end-to-end encryption a tool to be used by the masses.
Two weeks ago a massive email bomb has been executed against Tutanota's main contact mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org, which sent 500.000 newletters to this mailbox rendering it useless. The attacker has automatically signed up Tutanota's main mail address to thousands of online newsletters so that confirmation request mails hit the hello-mailbox continuously. Until we implemented a protection method around half a million unwanted mails were received.
On Friday we had to replace one broken hard drive. During this process mails that had already been deleted had been accidentally restored. This affected around 10.000 Tutanota users (around 0.5%), who were not able to access all mailbox folders (ie. inbox or drafts). We fixed this problem Saturday evening.
On April 3, 2017, President Trump signed a bill which was designed to cut out all of the FCCs protective laws for consumer internet use in the US. This action effectively opened the floodgates for advertisers and increased the reach of government procurement on data generated by private citizens.
Only recently the American Senate passed S.J.Res 34, an anti-privacy law that allows American ISPs to sell their customers' internet history to the highest bidder. Now activism online against the bill is spreading like fire, one activist even started a fundraising campaign to buy politicians' browsing history. We think this idea is simply amazing and judging from a German example it might actually work.
Our website will be down for server maintenance for about eight hours starting at 10:30 PM (CEST) April 4th. Your encrypted mailbox will still be accessible via app.tutanota.com or via our free and open source Android and iOS apps.
We are excited to release Tutanota Three in private beta. This is our biggest update to Tutanota since we have started building our secure mail client with automatic encryption five years ago. We have re-build Tutanota from scratch to give it a fresh design, to improve performance and to make it fit for the future. Lots of Tutanota users have already signed up for the private beta and will now start testing our brand new client. The public beta will follow in the coming months, so stay tuned!
Since January 2017 secure mail service Tutanota is seeing an exponential growth in users. This trend has started in the second half of 2016, but has really taken off recently. Simultaneous to this development privacy-focused search engines like Qwant.com and duckduckgo.com are also growing quickly. The reasons - as our users tell us - are not only to be found in politics, but politics do play a big part.
Google has pulled out of E2EMail last week, making it very unlikely that automatic end-to-end encryption will ever be available to millions of Gmail users. It seems as if for Google promising real encryption was only a marketing move after the Snowden revelations in 2013.
Cloudbleed Revealed Personal Information - And: What Is the Real Danger Behind a Service Like Cloudflare?
Cloudflare published a serious bug in its software that revealed user passwords, authentication tokens and cookies of millions of websites. Tutanota was not affected as your secure mailbox does not use Cloudflare or any similar service. But if you are using your Tutanota password for any other service (which you shouldn't!), change it right away. It may be accessible to whoever is looking for it somewhere on the internet.
Fake news alert: This post is of course not true and was meant as a joke. We at Tutanota respect and value everybody's privacy and would never reveal any personal data about any user. We apologize for any misunderstanding and will refrain from parody in the future.
Fake news alert: This post is of course not true and was meant as a joke. We at Tutanota respect and value everybody's privacy and would never reveal any personal data about any user. We apologize for any misunderstanding and will refrain from parody in the future.
This week well-known German journalist Christian Stöcker posted a commentary with a rather terrifying thesis: Only the bad relations between Trump and the NSA are currently stopping him from abusing the NSA to use this surveillance apparatus for anti-democratic purposes. The US authorities need to prevent him from using their tools to oppress the press and political opponents.
Today is Data Privacy Day. Many people are still not aware of the importance of privacy and how it is being invaded on a day-to-day basis. Yet the invasion of our privacy affects each and every one of us, and it is crucial to spread the word about it.
Eight years ago many people hoped in vain that Obama would reduce NSA surveillance. Now many fear that US surveillance will become even worse under Trump's rule. But faith and fear are wrong guides when it comes to protecting your privacy: Precaution is what we all need.
A couple of months ago we introduced the option to buy additional storage when you need more than the 1 GB that every account gets for free. While we trusted people would be honest and upgrade voluntarily, we had to learn otherwise. With this update we enforce the storage capacity limit for every mailbox.
The highest court in Europe ruled this week that "general and indiscriminate" data retention directives are against European Union law. This is a great victory for our right to privacy. It calls into question many recent surveillance laws passed by European Union member states such as the United Kingdom, Sweden and Germany.
With this update we have significantly improved spam handling by adding DKIM and DMARC to Tutanota. In addition we are changing our support system. Up to now we have answered all support requests. However, with well over one million users, we need to put more time into development than answering innumberable emails every day.
Five years ago we have started our journey to create the most secure email service. Today we see that a growing number of people around the world are turning to encrypted email because they understand the value of their data. This gives us reason to celebrate because only with strong end-to-end encryption we can protect our right to privacy!
Every second person already distrusts companies in using their personal data correctly. Interviews done by Boston Consulting in Europe and in the USA show that this figure could grow immensely as more and more data breaches become public.
In Germany journalists uncovered that the browser add-on Web of Trust (WOT) saves users' surf history to sell this data. While the company claims that the data being sold is anonymized, the journalists were able to identify several users, among those journalists, judges, policemen and politicians of the German government.
Automatic encryption is one thing that is at the heart of Tutanota, but your secure email can do much more. In the last two years we have implemented several features that most users don't know about. Read on and find out what your encrypted mailbox can do for you!
It is still unbelievable to us that Yahoo gave access to all their email accounts to US authorities. This recent publication of years and years of online surveillance shows again how easy it is to monitor everybody - when the data is not being encrypted. This is why Tutanota encrypts all mailboxes by default.
Some users were experiencing a bug that prevented logging in as external recipient. So here is a small bug fix release.
Our new release contains a couple of bug fixes as well as the possibility to take over you Tutanota email from your deleted account and re-use it in your Premium account. Just enter your Premium account email address when deleting your old account.
Last Sunday Swiss people voted in favour of a surveillance law which will enable Swiss intelligence agencies to tap phones and snoop on email. 65,5% of the Swiss voted in favour of it. This is the first direct vote in favour of more surveillance in Europe. Does that mean the majority of us wants to be monitored?
Today we are very happy to present an updated version of Tutanota that brings lots of improvements: As many of you requested, you can now get additional storage and additional aliases. If you are using Tutanota with your custom domain, you can now use catch-all.
Last week we were notified by Kevin Froman that your secure mailbox was not safe from the "Target Blank" vulnerability. We fixed this severe vulnerability immediately so that it cannot be exploited.
This week we are celebrating our first Premium release one year ago. The low price for Premium of only 1 Euro per month immediately led to thousands of users upgrading, simply because they wanted to support our privacy-focused email service.
We at Tutanota want to provide you with the most secure email service possible. That's why we have invested a lot of time and effort into updating our encryption algorithms. In the future we will also be looking into ways to make your encrypted mailbox resistant to attacks from quantum computers. Please excuse if we have a short downtime during the release.
Democracies Have Developed Into Surveillance States - Now This Power Could Fall Into the Hands of Extremists
Democracies have created powerful surveillance structures, similar to the ones already being used by current despots. Out of fear from terrorists democratically elected governments around the world have limited everybody's basic rights as citizens. Future authoritarian politicians will use this power against their own enemies: journalists, the opposition, human rights activists, and many, many more.
Surveillance around the world increases, recently fueled by terrorist attacks in France and Belgium. Sadly, the German government is no exception with Merkel saying 'when in doubt we favor security'. However, the German Constitutional Court has proven again that it is an important defender of our right to privacy.
Great Changes Ahead: Currently We Are Rebuilding Our Client to Improve Your Secure Mail Service Tutanota
We are happy to announce that we plan to release a completely new client! We are currently improving your secure email service from scratch, which will greatly improve speed and design.
We have partnered with Una to bring to you the most private and secure smartphone: the UnaPhone Zenith. We at Tutanota and Una believe that a phone should not be your personal surveillance device, but simply your personal phone, where all the data remains with you and cannot be exploited.
The Islamic terror has reached Europe, and the only weapon we have against it is an ever increasing surveillance of the general public. At least that’s what Politicians want us to believe. But it is wrong.
Tutanota and Qabel share one goal: Every piece of data has to be encrypted. By developing software that automatically encrypts all data end-to-end, we want to achieve that encryption becomes mainstream. This will enable us to put an end to the illegal mass surveillance online.
All Tutanota users - Premium or Free - can get five additional aliases with today's edition of the German magazine Computer Bild. Soon we will also release alias packages so that everybody can add as many aliases as necessary.
We are happy to update the mobile apps for our secure email service Tutanota today! Now you can also use multi-select in the Tutanota apps. Please note: It might take a few hours/days until the new app version is pushed to the stores.
Two years after our first beta release of Tutanota, we have now reached one million users! This is big step for online security because Tutanota automatically encrypts emails end-to-end. Already every second email sent with Tutanota is end-to-end encrypted. This makes illegal mass surveillance of Tutanota mailboxes impossible.
We are happy to release Tutanota version 2.9 (desktop only, mobile apps will be updated later). This release includes multi selection for desktop and some bug fixes.
Today we are happy to announce that you can use inbox rules as a Premium feature! After an intensive internal discussion, we have decided that inbox rules is a feature that only heavy email users who are willing to upgrade need. We keep the price for Premium as low as possible so that everyone can afford it: It’s only 1 Euro per month.
More than four years ago we started building Tutanota. The challenge we were faced with was automatizing the key exchange so that every user can encrypt their emails without any hassle. But at the same time we had to make sure that we don't have access to the private keys of our users.
We are happy to announce the release of a draft feature to your Tutanota mailbox. This is great new feature which will improve the usability of Tutanota a lot. Many more features will follow this year!
As several of you have noticed, we have a new addition to our Support Team: Meike. We are very happy to welcome Meike and to have her on board here at Tutanota! Most of your questions to us will be answered by her while technical requests are mainly handled by one of our developers.
At Tutanota we are building the fully encrypted communication platform of the future. With our open source project Tutanota we aim at making the web open, secure and accessible for everyone. Now we want you to join our team!
In November, the Interior Minister of Germany, Thomas De Maizière, signed a charta to strengthen confidential communication online. This charta states that is supports and promotes strong end-to-end encryption. While around the world surveillance measures are on the rise, Germany wants to become 'Encryption Site Number One'.
This week the German company Vodafone started an encrypted email service for businesses called 'Secure Email'. We welcome their contribution in making our communication as a whole more secure. It is always good to have competition so that we work even harder in making Tutanota the easiest and most secure email service available to everybody!
Four years ago we have started our open source project as entrepreneurs at Leibniz University Hanover. Even back then - two years before the Snowden revelations - we were appalled by the common use of surveillance techniques to which email was and is very exposed. We wanted to build the easiest and most secure email service to stop the snooping on all citizens.
Tuesday (24-11-15) night - starting at 10 pm CET - there is a planned maintenance of our servers. This might lead to short downtimes of Tutanota until Wednesday (25-11-15) morning 6 am CET.
Switzerland plans to revise their data retention law BÜPF so that all communication data (post, email, phone, text messages, ip addresses) can be stored for 12 months. The opponents of this law even say that it would allow the monitoring of mobile phones and the installation of trojans on computers, tablets and mobile phones.
We are happy to release Tutanota 2.3.1. This release just contains a couple of bug fixes.
We are happy to release Tutanota 2.3. You will now find a spam folder in your inbox.
A couple of days ago we have initiated an update of our DNSKEY for tutanota.de and app.tutanota.de. Unfortunately, this update has not been synchronized at our registrar's. Due to this, some users currently can access Tutanota only when switching their connecting server.
Today 404 German politicians have passed a data retention law making Germany yet another one in the long list of countries introducing data retention to 'fight terrorism'. Only 25 years after the end of the German surveillance state GDR, this law once again puts all German citizens under heavy surveillance.
We are very happy to release Tutanota 2.2.2 today! We have added a default signature to all your emails, which you can change to your personal favorite. However, you would do us a great favor if you also kept our statement underneath your emails!
The recent ruling by the European Court of Justice that declared the safe harbor agreement between the US and the EU as invalid was a great victory for data protection. After the Snowden leaks it became clear that data stored in the US was not safe from surveillance that would be illegal in Europe.
Many NPOs fight political, humanitarian or social causes for the betterment of our global societies. We want to support these organizations. All NPOs can get the secure email service Tutanota Premium with a reduction of 50%, so for only 6 Euro per year.
Today we are publishing a bug fix release that also includes some improvements to the buying process of Premium. We inform you about every update of the client because after each update, your browser re-loads the client code from our servers. This makes the update-process very transparent to you and increases your security.
One of our aims at Tutanota is to fight mass surveillance. End-to-end encrypted emails are important to reach this goal. About 37% of all emails sent from Tutanota are already end-to-end encrypted.
It is one year since we have published the code of Tutanota as open source, licensed under GPLv3. We are happy about everyone watching our code on Github to make sure that we stay true to our central goal: Protecting the privacy of our users by offering the most secure email service.
One month ago we have published our first Premium features for our secure email service Tutanota. The number of users upgrading to Premium is growing continuously. This lets us cover our expenses so that we can continue developing Tutanota independently and with a clear focus on the privacy needs of our users.
We were rather shocked when we heard about the upcoming Lavaboom shut-down next week. The Lavaboom team was building an encrypted webmail service similar to Tutanota, which seemed very promising. We express our sympathy for Lavaboom and wish their team all the best for the future.
We had a minor bug fix release today. Now you can add custom domain users with less than three characters.
Everybody wants your data. Not just the NSA. Google, Facebook, your phone provider, even your torch app and your local store. Yet, we have to share messages all the time with friends and colleagues, with family and civil services. The only chance we have that this information is not monitored by default is end-to-end encryption.
After our major update for enabling Premium features last week, we had to add some minor bug fixes so that all Premium features run smoothly.
We are happy to announce that our growing user base worldwide is translating the Tutanota app as well as the website. Today we launch the Tutanota Homepage and the You & Us page in several languages.
Tutanota did not work properly in Internet Explorer 11 in the Windows enterprise edition. We have fixed this with a quick bug fix release.
As developers we love Linux, GIMP, OpenOffice and all the other great tools out there. When we started our own project - Tutanota - we knew from the start that we would open source it as well.
With Tutanota 1.9.4 you are now able to sign up with three letters only. In addition we've fixed some bugs and prepared our servers for the major release of custom domains in a few weeks.
The recently discovered vulnerability of the TLS/SSL protocol called "Logjam" did not affect your Tutanota emails. Nevertheless, we checked and updated all our cipher suites directly after the publication of the flaw.
At re:publica in Berlin, Eric Grosse (Google Security) said end-to-end encryption of their future pgp-plugin is not meant for common use as people would not be able to benefit from helpful tools like Google's integrated translation.
After one year of beta testing we are now ready to strip off the diapers! Today Tutanota is leaving its beta phase with the release of brand-new domains: tutanota.com, tuta.io, tutamail.com and keemail.me. Now you can add one free alias to your account.
David Cameron says there should be no "means of communication" which "we cannot read".
Following our Android app release in December, we are happy to present the official Tutanota iOS app!
When we set out to explore the internet we felt like singing “We are young, we run free” from the Supergrass song Alright (1995). Actually back in the 90s we were young, we were free. Unfortunately it turns out we were green as well. Optimistically we explored all the possibilities of the internet and we gained a lot from it: knowledge, friends, fun.
Tutanota uses DANE (DNS-based Authentification of Named Entities). This technology binds the SSL key information to a domain name (DNS) and protects that binding with DNSSEC. DANE makes Man-in-the-Middle attacks practically impossible.