Encrypted web mail

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 17:04:42 CEST 2015


On 08/15/2015 03:47 AM, Uri Even-Chen wrote:
> To Python, Django and Speedy Mail Software developers,
> 
> Is it possible to make Speedy Mail encrypted? I want mail to be encrypted
> on the server, and only the user will be able to read his/her mail. The
> user's password will be encrypted on the server and nobody will be able to
> read the user's mail except the user himself. Is it possible? When  I had
> Speedy Mail from 2000 to 2005 I received a court order by a court in Tel
> Aviv once from two policemen to give a specific user's password to the
> Israeli police, and the password and mail were not encrypted then. And I
> was not allowed to tell anyone about this court order, except my lawyer.
> But I refused to give the user's password to the police. So if I receive a
> court order again, I don't want to be able to give the user's password or
> mail to anyone, and I don't want it to be on the servers unless it's
> encrypted. That's why I want it to be encrypted. If I receive a court order
> again I want to be able to tell the police that the mail and password are
> encrypted, and only the user knows the password and is able to read his
> mail. Is it possible?

Could you encrypt your email body with gpg (say with a subprocess) and
then email that?

As to the username and password, I've never worked on a system where
passwords could even be extracted by a sysadmin.  I could tell you the
salted hash but never the password.


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