Current docs (work-in-progress)ΒΆ

The following in-progress documents are written for early adopters and contributors, MUA developers and privacy enthusiasts.

Introducing Autocrypt: E-Mail Encryption for Everyone
introduction to why Autocrypt exists and why it is trying to achieve more e-mail encryption.
Autocrypt features
discusses how the Autocrypt efforts is different from past e2e encryption efforts.
Example Data Flows and State Transitions
Example data flows and MUA state transitions. This may be the easiest place to get started with the concrete ideas behind Autocrypt.
Autocrypt Level 0: Enabling encryption, avoiding annoyances
Minimum requirements and implementer guidance for Level 0 Autocrypt-capable MUAs.
Mail Program Autocrypt Development Branches
a first collection of current autocrypt developments (Jan 2017) with various mail programs and some development resources.
Interoperability With Other Cryptographic E-mail Mechanisms
Guidance for integrating Autocrypt with other e-mail encryption mechanisms and UI for existing MUAs.
Future Enhancements to Autocrypt
Future improvements for Autocrypt, beyond Level 0.
Potential ecosystem dangers of Autocrypt
Some documented risks and dangers to the mail ecosystem, related to Autocrypt.

Frequently Asked Questions about Autocrypt

Glossary