Top Email Encryption Tools
Email continues to be one of the most popular and useful
functions of a Linux system. Being able to keep in touch with your
friends, family, and colleagues is essential for any platform. As the
scope of email threats keeps increasing, systems for email security and
encryption have become more complex and more of a necessity. Protecting
email from unauthorized access and inspection is important particularly
because the protocols that govern email do not include encryption.
Email was not designed with any privacy or security in mind. The
consequence of the lack of security is that email can be compromised on
the sender's device, on a network, on a server, and on the recipient's
Sending encrypted messages is one method of ensuring
electronic privacy. By encrypting messages, this will help to keep your
precious information safe by making messages look like garbled text to
uninvited onlookers. Encrypting email may sound a little
daunting, but it's actually simple with the right software.
OpenPGP is the most widely used email encryption standard.
are using an email client or a web-based email solution, you can
encrypt your email with OpenPGP.
There are very few email applications that have PGP encryption
enabled by default. Fortunately, there are some good open source
encryption applications available for Linux that are simple to
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled the following list of email encryption
Now, let's explore the 4 encryption tools at hand. For
each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features,† together with
links to relevant resources and reviews.
|Email Encryption Tools
||OpenPGP Email Security for Mozilla Applications
for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
||Encrypt and sign data and communication
solution to mail encryption
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