What if your email had an encrypted version?
What if a website had a way to send your messages without your knowledge?
Well, there’s now a way.
The Tor Project announced today it has developed a tool that enables users to encrypt and send their emails securely.
“Our users’ privacy is important to us and we want to ensure that our email service remains as safe as possible,” said Rob Graham, the Tor Project’s director of community development.
“TorChat allows users to securely send their email to Tor servers in a way that we can verify the sender and recipient, and we will send it using Tor.
We’re excited to see how it will impact Tor and other email services in the future.”
The new TorChat will also work with TorMail, a free email app.
“If you’re already using TorMail to send email, you’ll be able to send encrypted email through this new tool,” said TorMail’s chief marketing officer, Matthew Hiltzik.
“You can easily manage the encryption settings on TorChat.”
The tool also allows Tor users to easily encrypt emails that have been sent by other Tor users, like their friends.
“TorChat will enable users to send emails that are encrypted, verified, and sent from a trusted Tor user.
The email will also appear to be from a Tor user,” TorMail said in a blog post.
The new tool is available to download on the Tor Web site.