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Tutanota’s Open Source Email App Now Available on F-Droid

TutaNota is a secure email service that focuses on security and privacy. Tutanota’s encrypted open source email app recently became available on F-Droid, making it the go-to secure email service that enables everybody to stop using Google. To date, no other email service has published their Android app on F-Droid, the number one platform for free and open source apps.

NOTE: F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device. Since the applications are available on F-Droid, not on Google’s Play Store, they are not constrained by Google’s privacy-invasive policies. The main repository, hosted by the project, contains only free libre software apps. In addition, the source code is also available for all the applications available via F-Droid. The result is that anyone can examine the source code to verify there are no viruses or other malware (malevolent software) embedded in the apps.

With the app release on F-Droid, Tutanota now proves that it is possible to build a secure email service that is completely Google-free, giving people a real open source alternative to the data-hungry market leader Gmail. So far, Tutanota’s open source email service is the first Android app to get rid of Google and Google’s tracking mechanisms.

You can learn more in TutaNota’s blog at

Categories: Email Security, Offline Privacy & Security

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