Complete Privacy & Security Podcast E007

Complete Privacy & Security Podcast

Complete Privacy & Security Podcast Episode 007: Email Strategies

Our seventh episode of The Complete Privacy & Security Podcast is now available. In this episode, we discuss our recommended Email strategies for Privacy & Security.

Show Notes

Intro:

UMatrix

UMatrix Extension

Email Strategies:

ProtonMail

Kolab

Fastmail

Blur

33Mail

NSMI

MailFence

Q & A:

BleachBit

Lastpass

YubiKey

Authy Desktop

6 thoughts on “Complete Privacy & Security Podcast E007”

  1. I’m a little more than halfway through this podcast, and I’m a little surprised you guys haven’t mentioned the other way to do aliases in Protonmail. Like Gmail, you can use the + in your email address to create as many aliases as you want. So, for example, if one of my Protonmail aliases is garfield@protonmail.com, then you could make garfield+12345@protonmail.com as an alias on the fly, and any emails sent to that alias will go to the garfield account. Any replies to the sender would come from the garfield@protonmail.com alias.

    I have found this useful on websites that force an email address as your username, so you can tie all of your accounts to a handful of aliases, yet use a unique username on each account.

    You also state that you can make infinite aliases for a custom domain, but the documentation says it a little differently. You can have as many as you want, but any enabled ones count towards your overall alias limit, thus there is a cap to usable aliases within an account. Have you found this to be true, or is it truly infinite aliases for a custom domain?

    Excellent work, as always!

    https://protonmail.com/support/knowledge-base/aliases-within-protonmail/

    1. Dave,

      Thanks for the heads up adding “+____” to Protonmail addresses. I wasn’t even aware of that until yesterday when someone else pointed it out to me. We will get that out in the next episode!
      I will look into the custom domain issue – it is entirely possible I am wrong about that. If so I will also correct that in the next episode.
      Thanks so much for listening, writing in, and keeping me on my toes!

      Justin

      Edited to add: Dave, you are absolutely correct about custom domain addresses – they DO COUNT toward your overall address limit. I was mistaken and I will clear this up in Episode 009.

    2. An update to the +___@protonmail.com thing. I’m finding that a lot of sites won’t allow a + in your email address (2 out of 3 I’ve tried so far). Thankfully these sites so far don’t use my email address as my log-in name, but your individual mileage may vary.

      1. I’ve run into the same issue quite a lot with Gmail “+” modifiers. Unfortunately some sites dont’ see it as a valid email address.

  2. Hi there,

    Unfortunately information in podcast not quite correct. This is response from ProtonMail support:

    Hi,
    Thank you for your message. The limit is 5 addresses total, not mather if they are @protonmail.com or custom domain addresses.

    1. Mike,
      You are correct – I was completely wrong about this. I addressed this in an earlier comment, and we just recorded Episode #9 where I cleared this up.. I apologize for the confusion!
      Justin

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