secure.mailbox.org – Ensuring E-Mails are Sent Securely
As we explained in our article on SSL/TLS-encrypted connections, we use such connections for exchanging e-mails with other providers whenever we can. This is largely subject to the other providers also supporting SSL/TLS connections. With most providers, there is no reliable way of telling whether a connection is secured this way. With us, there is!
Sometimes You’d Rather Not Send Anything if It’s Not Encrypted
In this event, mailbox.org offers you not only a regular firstname.lastname@example.org address, but also email@example.com. You can make use of this address whenever you wish to be absolutely certain that a secure connection will be used; some data is so sensitive that it cannot be shared at all without protection. ‘True’ encryption via GPG, of course, is the best way to achieve this, and it is our recommended method. However, GPG isn’t available everywhere, and your e-mail partner may be unfamiliar with it. In these cases, you can take advantage of your special @secure.mailbox.org e-mail address – it’s perfect for online portals, booking systems, fleeting acquaintances, recipients like hotels, the tax office, or anyone else who is not switched on to GPG yet.
Secure E-Mail Receiving
We make sure to accept all e-mails directed to an @secure.mailbox.org address via secure connections only. Note: If the other provider is unable to send via a secure connection, we will not be able to accept them. In that case, the e-mail will be bounced back to the sender with a delivery failure notification.
Secure E-Mail Sending
When you select @secure.mailbox.org as the sender address in our webmail client, our mail servers will use secure connections for sending e-mails from this address exclusively. Again, the recipient’s provider also needs to support connection encryption; otherwise, the e-mail cannot be sent.