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Re: [tor-talk] Mailpile SMTorP [ref: nexgen P2P email]



Mailpile is interesting because it moves the concept of "webmail"
> from the remote service (where the user is nothing more than
> enslaved cannon fodder) to the user locally as an embeddable
> daemon.

I've been using Mailpile for a while, I've a few criticisms of it, but they can mostly be forgiven for the fact we're not at stable yet. There is some base functionality missing (like being able to delete emails rather than mark them as trashed), but it's definitely a project worth looking at - the devs are pretty quick to respond to issues/questions and generally have a pretty clear idea of where they're headed.

Have been meaning to play around with the SMTorP functionality since the PoC made its way in, but haven't really found the time.

On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 8:41 AM, grarpamp <grarpamp@gmail.com> wrote:
Mailpile is interesting because it moves the concept of "webmail"
from the remote service (where the user is nothing more than
enslaved cannon fodder) to the user locally as an embeddable
daemon.

This eliminates the fact that all these new centralised OpenPGP
webmail providers will have access to your keys/cleartext, because
either:
A) it resides there
B) the malware they give you to run in your browser gives it away.

Mailpile is now looking to deliver directly between onions [1].

https://github.com/mailpile/Mailpile/wiki/SMTorP
https://github.com/mailpile/Mailpile/issues/1131

They could probably use some thoughts / hands / review.


[1] A model somewhat similar to that outlined in thread
"The next gen P2P secure email solution"
https://cpunks.org/pipermail/cypherpunks/2013-December/002638.html
...
https://cpunks.org/pipermail/cypherpunks/2014-July/004900.html
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