5 Add-ons To Make Your E-mail Account Secure

Secure Mail for Gmail (by Streak)

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Don’t want others snooping on your email?

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SecureGmail encrypts and decrypts emails you send in Gmail. This happens all on your machine, and the unencrypted text never reaches Google servers. This is useful if you don’t want anyone but the intended recipient to ever read your email (i.e. companies, governments, etc.)

Open source

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With any security project, community involvement is the key to helping identify flaws and verify the what the app is actually doing. We’ve posted the entire project on github here.

We’d love to make this better so pull requests are always welcome!

 

How secure is it?

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SecureGmail uses symmetric encryption to encrypt and decrypt each message. The password is decided by the user and assumes the recipient already knows it. SecureGmail is only as good as your password, pick an easy to guess password and it will be easy to break. Shared knowledge can be a useful and convenient password. Remember to never email or IM your password for others to intercept.

Works With Google Apps

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SecureGmail is compatible with any of your Gmail accounts and you can use them across accounts simultaneously. SecureGmail works on personal Gmail accounts or accounts provided by your organization, school, or business.

 

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Chrome: It’s possible for people to track whether you’ve seen an email using tracking pixels, and if that idea makes you cringe a bit, Ugly Mail warns you when an email you receive can track you.

Chrome: It’s possible for people to track whether you’ve seen an email using tracking pixels, and if that idea makes you cringe a bit, Ugly Mail warns you when an email you receive can track you.

 

Web of Trust (MyWOT)

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Powered by 140 Million Users & Machine Learning, our free browser extensions, mobile app and API let you check if a website is safe before your reach it, giving you a clean and safe browsing environment

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Safe web browsing with safety alerts.

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If you land on a site that has poor reputation based on user ratings, WOT shows you a warning. WOT guides you, but the final decision is yours: you can skip the warning and enter the site, or return to the previous page.

Safer Search Results.
Separate wheat from the chaff.

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Reputation icons are also shown next to links on search engine results, social media platforms, webmail, and other popular sites to help you search safely. Adjust icon visibility from the add-on’s settings.

Web Reputation icons guide you.

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  • When the WOT add-on is installed, you will see a small doughnut shaped icon next to your browser’s address bar. The icon shows you the site’s rating and reputation: green indicates a safe website, yellow tells you to be cautious, and red indicates potential danger.

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Gmail Sender Icons

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