Tutanota on Pinephone
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I was wondering if there are any Tutanota users who have a Pinephone and if so what you do to access your email on your Pinephone ? I believe their AppImage file is x86 only (at least that is why I believe it won't run on the Pinephone) and there is no app in the repos so I am left with accessing it through a web browser which is a little less convenient.
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#2
Per their FAQ they don't have any IMAP service, but the app is open source so it could be ported.
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#3
Hey, I use Tutanota Web to access email. To be honest, their desktop app does not look like something I need to install while I have already capable browser and both web and desktop apps can do same thing.
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(11-08-2021, 12:15 PM)j4n3z Wrote: Hey, I use Tutanota Web to access email. To be honest, their desktop app does not look like something I need to install while I have already capable browser and both web and desktop apps can do same thing.

That's what I used to do, too (and I always used to scratch my head for same reason you mention).

Eventually their lack of support for standards is what got me to stop using the service.
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(11-08-2021, 06:01 PM)TRS-80 Wrote:
(11-08-2021, 12:15 PM)j4n3z Wrote: Hey, I use Tutanota Web to access email. To be honest, their desktop app does not look like something I need to install while I have already capable browser and both web and desktop apps can do same thing.

That's what I used to do, too (and I always used to scratch my head for same reason you mention).

Eventually their lack of support for standards is what got me to stop using the service.
I guess Tutanota is just doing what they can for privacy. I'm used to use browser to access my email and did not really get into standalone clients even on phones.
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#6
In my personal case, I guess a couple things happened in the meantime (in decreasing order of importance):

1. I realized that getting other people to go through the rigamarole was always a hassle. By far the biggest hurdle.

2. I started running my own XMPP server. Where I can be much more certain of not only content encryption, but also traffic obfuscation (if you run it as a hidden service).

3. I realized email is an inherently insecure platform. You can encrypt the contents, but not the metadata and traffic.

4. I don't really need encrypted email after all. Most of my usage is mailing lists, etc.

I understand why they need to take their current approach, but I guess in my case I finally realized it just wasn't a good fit. You sound pretty happy though, so to each their own. Just leaving some thoughts here for the lurkers. Cheers!
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