Mail1Click App Review
Mail1Click is a free to download email app available on both the iOS and Android platforms. It works just like the standard pre-installed Gmail and Yahoo apps that come loaded into your phone. However, it boasts an additional feature since it encrypts all your sent and received messages using a state of the art 4096-bit algorithm.
This means that if your email was intercepted by a third party, he will not be able to read the message since he won’t have a decryption key. And without decryption, the message body is just unintelligible gibberish. Attachments are also encrypted but storage space for free users is limited to 25 MB. Premium users can upgrade this to 1 GB or an additional 10GB for heavy users who require more storage.
The app generates an impregnable 4096-bit RSA key composed of a private key and a public key. The private key is used to encrypt messages that are sent and decrypt incoming email messages. The public key is used to encrypt messages sent from normal emails (non Mail1Click users). This guarantees that the message is not tampered with or intercepted. All these processes take place automatically in the background which means that the app is very easy to use especially for users who are already familiar with the standard Gmail and Yahoo apps.
It does not matter whether the intended recipient has installed Mail1Click on their phones. When you send an email to a standard email address, the system creates a unique RSA key for the recipient. The message will then be encrypted before it is sent to the intended email address. The recipient will then receive a notification with a link to his own Mail1Click mailbox where he will be able to read the decrypted message. In order to access his mailbox, the recipient must first open an account on Mail1Click by entering a preferred username and password.
Messages sent to you from a normal email address will be encrypted and stored in your mailbox. In order to protect Mail1Click users from spam, Trojans and viruses, unrecognized senders will be asked to enter a captcha code before the email can be sent. You will then receive a message in your normal email address notifying you of the receipt of an encrypted message in your mailbox.
Sounds complicated? It really isn’t. The app developers have endeavored to create an app that is extremely easy to use. You get to keep your normal email address and businesses with their own domain names and company email addresses also get to maintain their original addresses.
The app was built for people who prioritize privacy. There are many reasons why you would not want your private information being read by anyone. For example online purchase orders which contain credit card information are extremely sensitive as people can use the information to steal your identity and your money. Tax returns, bank statements, your ID and social security numbers are also examples of sensitive information that someone can acquire if he hacks into your email or intercepts particular emails.
Most companies also monitor their employee correspondence which unfortunately is legal if the communication was on company provided resources such as your smart phone. Oh not to mention the government will monitor your emails if you ever express political dissent opinions in any of your emails.