As mentioned in RFR Episode 16-18, this is the list of computer and internet programs and devices I recommended, including a priority list (bottom) to help you on your way. Remember, Youtube is your friend! -JJS
UNSEEN.IS – Encrypted email, chat, etc. Server based in Iceland (A+ Privacy laws)
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(Recommended over startmail is .com and protonmail because they don’t have pop settings.)
Thunderbird – Download – For importing all your POP3 emails, and encrypting using enigmail
NordVP – Virtual Private Network
TAILS/TOR – The Amnesic Incognito Live System/The Onion Routing network
FREE SOFTWARE PROGRAMS:
KeePass – Create and maintain multiple complex passwords and store encrypted.
Veracrypt – Create encrypted volumes, hidden volumes and encrypt whole disks
pgp4usb – Create encryption keys to keep portable on a thumb drive
- Encrypted email (GPG Encryption)
For off shore email, I recommend UNSEEN.IS (they offer free accounts too, or you can upgrade)
KANGURU TRUST (flash drive) – I use this for TAILS/TOR operating system
UNSEEN SETUP TIPS
NOTICE: The default settings in Thunderbird when setting up an email never seem to work. 'AUTO DETECT' won't cut it. SETTINGS SHOULD BE: 1. Recommend POP3 instead of IMAP (Optional) 2. you need to add 'mail.' to incoming and outgoing server settings: mail.unseen.is 3. 'Auto' never works for me. - Ports should be 995 Incoming and 465 on Outgoing - Connection Security should be SSL/TLS instead of 'Auto Detect' - Authentication Method should be 'Normal Password' (and then create a good password) This does not address GPG encryption setup. Just getting your unseen mail to work in your Thunderbird.