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Tor onion service #528

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kykeon opened this issue Aug 17, 2018 · 12 comments
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Tor onion service #528

kykeon opened this issue Aug 17, 2018 · 12 comments
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@kykeon
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@kykeon kykeon commented Aug 17, 2018

As evidenced on Tutanota's own blog, the organization is pro-privacy and pro-Tor/VPN usage - and thank god for that!

In order to further protect Tor users (who by definition value privacy more), how about setting up an onion address to access the webmail at, in parallel to the clearnet site?

This approach is used by, among others, ProtonMail, ProPublica, The NYT, etc.

If feeling ambitious, why not make it a nextgen onion address? :)

@charlag
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@charlag charlag commented Aug 20, 2018

Hi, thanks for the proposal!
We are quite busy at the moment but we will consider it

@kykeon
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@kykeon kykeon commented Aug 20, 2018

Awesome, thanks. Hope the team finds the time to implement this soonish.

And thanks for all the good work the team is doing!

@armhub armhub changed the title [Webmail] Feature Request: Tor onion service Tor onion service Dec 6, 2018
@mpfau mpfau added this to the Roadmap milestone Jan 30, 2019
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@4jNsY6fCVqZv 4jNsY6fCVqZv commented Oct 5, 2019

@mpfau Thank you for including the issue in your roadmap!
If you can really be reached via a .onion address, it will support the statement of your blog article. https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/tutanota-and-tor
How can this feature be realized?

@bitcoinhodler
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@bitcoinhodler bitcoinhodler commented Nov 8, 2019

When I tried just now to register for a new account in the Tor Browser, it failed, telling me my IP was blocked to prevent abuse. So much for being Tor-friendly!

I searched your website high and low for an onion address, and eventually DuckDuckGo led me to this open issue. Isn't it rather silly that a service that is so proud of its privacy-protecting features doesn't have an onion address?

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@mpfau mpfau commented Nov 8, 2019

@bitcoinhodler this won't change anything regarding signup. A lot of tor exit nodes are abused by spammers, that is why we have those restrictions on a few of them. And we would have to have those restrictions with an onion address, too.

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@rootedetc rootedetc commented Mar 13, 2020

Hi,

Is this still being considered?

@Feuizl
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@Feuizl Feuizl commented Apr 23, 2020

I love the sound of that! Be bald, make an impact! This is important work.

@nzec
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@nzec nzec commented Sep 11, 2020

Maybe allowing registration through Tor only if you pay could be a good way to prevent spam.

@crocket
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@crocket crocket commented Sep 13, 2020

I can't connect to mail.tutanota.com on tor browser anymore. I think tutanota decided to block tor?

By the way, I use tutanota only through a VPN.

I suggest accepting monero and bitcoin as payment methods. Paying with paypal or credit card destroys privacy.

@toomuchacid
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@toomuchacid toomuchacid commented Feb 22, 2021

Hi, thanks for the proposal!
We are quite busy at the moment but we will consider it

Frankly, having looked at the article you wrote in 2018 about "Tutanota and Tor" - https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/tutanota-and-tor/ , it really doesn't make much sense for you to NOT have an onion address.. it would take an engineer very little time to set up the onion address, routing to the same pre-existing servers, and for such a FUNDAMENTAL message about your commitment to open source and privacy being contradicted by an inability to use Tor to access your emails?

It has me doubting your service as privacy oriented honestly. I suggest escalation of this to a higher priority.. it's not as big a job as you may think.. just the keys configuration mostly.

good luck

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