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

SECURITY
The down and dirty guidance for internet and computer security/anonymitySpy_Shoe

EMAIL
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

Internet Security:
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

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PRIORITY:

  1. NordVPN
  2. Encrypted email (GPG Encryption)

For off shore email, I recommend UNSEEN.IS  (they offer free accounts too, or you can upgrade)

  1. KeePass
  2. Veracrypt
  3. TAILS/TOR (Persistent)

KANGURU TRUST (flash drive) – I use this for TAILS/TOR operating system

  1. pgp4usb


 


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.