Do you have a key pair? Okay if not, we will create one:
Yes, navigate to import
No, Generate Key pair
Your private key is stored. This is your public key: share, tweet, etc
Import Public keys from contacts. List 3 common directories. Copy and paste into text field.
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Encryption and decryption
Data that can be read and understood without any special measures is called plaintext or cleartext. Encryption changes plaintext into unreadable gibberish called ciphertext. . The process of reverting ciphertext to its original plaintext is decryption.
To view, or send encrypted emails, you need to generate keys.
Your private key is your own unique secret key that decrypts email sent to you. It is the equivalent of a password. This information must be kept secret. Never give it to anyone.
Your public key is like your email address, it's simply a way for you to be sent encrypted mail. To send mail to someone, you must know their public key. Public keys are not secret, and you can publish your key in many directories online so people can send you secure email.
Mailvelope can generate and store these keys securely for you. Lets get started.
Mailvelope comes with its own mail compose editor. This is a requirement to securely write mails: the user should not write mails in the editor of the webmail client as the cleartext is then exposed to the provider. Currently Mailvelope allows to misuse this feature and strategies should be found to prevent that.
User starts to write email in Gmail, warning popups informs about Mailvelope editor concept. "Don't warn me again" checkbox. Automatically don't warn after certain time.