End-to-end Encrypted Email Client Tutanota Accepts Cryptocurrency Donations

Everybody uses webmail and has at least one free mail account: Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Yandex, and GMX are some of the most widely used webmail services. However, we have learnt how companies manipulate and abuse our data. There are teams working to change this.

If you are looking for a secure and private way to send emails, take a look at Tutanota. It’s an alternative webmail service for exchanging end-to-end encrypted messages that has been accepting cryptocurrency donations since summer 2018.

The teams’ focus is to provide an anonymous email service for journalists, whistleblowers, and human rights activists who need extra protection they get from the built-in Swiss-grade encryption.

To determine what cryptocurrencies to add, the dev team held a survey on social networks. But and Monero, but all three coins that had been polled, Bitcoin, Ether and Monero, got almost equal votes. Thus, the team decided to test all the proposed cryptocurrencies.

The German startup’s team started with Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin Cash, and Monero donations, but after testing, they want to add an option to also pay for Tutanota subscription with cryptocurrencies.

The announcement on their blog says, “We at Tutanota have always been in support for cryptocurrencies because we welcome the idea of a decentralized payment method that works independent of centralized payment processors such as banks or credit card institutions.”

The initial plans were brought up in 2017 although the company has been busy rewriting the code to provide faster transactions, redesign the UI, and speed up the services.

Donations are directly invested into further development of Tutanota. With users’ support, the team will implement new features like Encrypted Calendar Encrypted Cloud Storage.

You can use Tutanota in your web browser and as an Android, iOS, or F-Droid apps.

 

Image: Tutanota.com

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