Encrypting to self

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01 Apr, 2012 07:12 PM

It would be nice if there was some sort of way to encrypt already received and sent e-mail. The reason for this would primarily be to secure the e-mail from nosy sysadmins.

Actually, what I would prefer is to have all e-mail on the server encrypted, and the locally cached versions unencrypted (so it can be easily searched with spotlight).

Would any of this be easy to implement in GPGMail?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 04 Apr, 2012 07:42 PM

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    To have the emails encrypted on the server is achieved if you encrypt any of your messages.

    Spotlight support for encrypted messages will be coming in 2.1 or 2.2 of GPGMail

  2. 2 Posted by Mattias on 04 Apr, 2012 10:18 PM

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    Yes, I get that for my sent mail, but for received unencrypted mail, it would be nice to be able to encrypt it post-reception, mainly in order to protect the e-mails from nosy administrators and to protect it incase of a server breach.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Luke Le on 04 Apr, 2012 10:24 PM

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    I think in that case full disk encryption might be a better choice for you.

  4. 4 Posted by Mattias on 04 Apr, 2012 10:27 PM

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    Full disk encryption cannot be done on an IMAP server outside ones control. So there is definitely a use case here.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Luke Le on 04 Apr, 2012 10:31 PM

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    Makes sense. I've created a ticket for this so you can track the progress.


    Closing this. Feel free to open a new discussion anytime!

  6. Luke Le closed this discussion on 04 Apr, 2012 10:31 PM.

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