With recent revelations of increased spying by News agencies, the NSA and other government agencies, it has become clear that people need to be extremely vigilant in order to protect their on line privacy and email communications.
Mail1Click developed by Kryptotel a Dubai based Security Solutions Company is by far the best encryption technology platform available. Developed for all major operating systems; iOS, Android and Windows, Mail1Click encrypts all email correspondence with a 4096-bit RSA key (the world’s toughest encryption algorithm).
In recent years, it has become clear that governments are not above spying on communications in order to harvest information on their own citizens. Additionally, there has been a proliferation of online hackers, not to mention Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World newspaper shutting down in 2011 amid hacking reports. Encryption eliminates the risk of your private communication being analyzed by a teenager on his laptop and guarantees absolute security. It also eliminates the risk of credit card fraud especially for online shoppers since your personal identification numbers are locked away in an impregnable vault.
When an email is sent, Mail1Click encrypts it and appends a special electronic signature to it automatically. Once received, the electronic signature is verified and decryption of the message begins using a specific key assigned to the recipient. If the recipient does not have Mail1Click installed, he will receive a link prompting him to open an account by entering his username and password. He is then assigned a private key which will be used to decrypt the message received. The notable thing about this feature is that the service does not require an email address in order to assign a key to the recipient. Attachments are also encrypted using the same technology.
Although the app is very technical, it is extremely easy to use and keep track of your emails. The user friendly interface resembles the Gmail and Yahoo apps that come pre-installed on your phone. Emails are organized in categories (inbox, sent etc) while unread emails are clearly marked to help you keep track of all your emails. Encryption occurs in the cloud which means minimal interference with your phone’s normal processes. It is also extremely convenient since you can keep your normal email address. Once an email is received, an alert message with a link to the encrypted message will notify you. In order to read the message you will need to enter your password before the message is decrypted.
The free version of Mail1Click is limited to 25 MB, but businesses and heavy users can take advantage of the premium version which offers up to 10 GB of storage space at only $2.99 per month. Additional features include an anti-spam system which requires unknown senders to enter a captcha code before the email can be sent. The result is a clean well-organized system that effectively utilizes your storage space.
A point to note is that the app is built according to the “Strong Law of Encryption”. This means that if you lose/forget your password then you will lose your mailbox too. There is no way to recover your mailbox password. Although this enhances security, you need to be very careful never to lose your password.