How much do you access your email from mobile compared to desktop?
And also, how much are you concerned about your email privacy when using email on mobile devices?
It probably won’t come as a big surprise if I tell you that people are using their mobile devices more than they do their desktop ones. In China, a country with more than 800 million Internet users in total, 98 percent are accessing the Internet via their mobile devices. In India, out of 500+ million Internet users, 80% use mobile devices to go online.
Email, of course, is one thing that people check the most.
3 out of 5 users will check their email inbox on their mobile instead of desktop. Also,close to two-thirds of email opens happen on mobile (versus 28.3% on webmail clients and 9.8% on desktop), according to Email Monday.
This, however, raises an important question.
How private is the email you send from your mobile device?
Well, if you’re using Gmail or similar popular email services, the answer is, not very. For a real anonymous email account, you’ll need a dedicated privacy email service.
And email services like Gmail, Microsoft Outlook or Yahoo Mail are not it.
That’s regardless of whether you are sending your emails from desktop or mobile.
Why Do You Need An Anonymous Email App In Your Life?
In fact, because people tend to use mobile from a public place, like a cafe, there are more risks in opening emails on mobile than on desktop.
Public WiFi is well documented as being not very safe for many reasons, including:
With a WiFi sniffer, a hacker can detect unsecured networks and monitor and record their traffic for useful information.
- Man-in-the-middle attacks
By taking over a public network, hackers can use a connection to your device and redirect your communication to a fake website. For example, this might be a fake bank website where they trick you into giving your login credentials.
- Fake hotspots
If you’re ever using WiFi in a cafe, be sure to ask someone working there for the network name and password. Otherwise, you might risk logging into a fake hotspot. From here, hackers can record your keystrokes including usernames and passwords to your accounts.
Finally, while on a public WiFi, you might get pop-ups and messages that your device “has been compromised”. These “warn you” to install an update or similar. This is all to scare you into installing something on your device, which of course turns out to be malware.
That’s enough reason I think to make you stop and think.
Unfortunately, although there are many anonymous email providers out there, not all of them have an Android or iOS app.
That’s a bit surprising given that nearly 1.7 billion users check their email on a mobile device, and less than 1 billion (0.9 billion) do so on a desktop. (The Ultimate Mobile Email Open Statistics).
Obviously, the users want to access their private email from mobile as much, if not more than from desktop.
CTemplar is one of the few providers that has an anonymous email app.
If you’ve been following us for a while, you probably remember that back in January, we launched our app for Android for beta testing.
Since then, thanks to your incredible feedback, we’ve released a steady version of our CTemplar email mobile app. Current version is 1.2.6. and works from 4.1 “Jelly Bean” up to the latest Android version.
Right now, we have over 500 downloads on Android.
CTemplar Android App Features
Like our desktop version, the CTemplar anonymous email app provides unparalleled privacy and security when sending anonymous emails and sharing files.
The app offers:
- 4096-bit RSA end-to-end encryption using Open Source Cryptography. Check out our Open Source code on our anonymous email Github repositories on https://github.com/CTemplar/webclient.
- User-friendly interface. We made anonymous email sending much easier on mobile while taking out nothing from privacy and security features.
- “Zero Access”. We are using the “Hash & Salt” technique so even we don’t know your username and password (as it should be). We also ensure that your emails can’t be traced back to you by not storing your IP logs.
- Best Data Protection Laws in the World. Your data is encrypted on servers located in Iceland. Iceland maintains the strictest data privacy laws in the world and is not a part of the 14-Eyes and also no MLATs (Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty).
Keep in mind that we only recently released our iOS app (current version is 1.0.2), so there is still a good deal of work to be had on it.
We greatly appreciate any feedback you have, even negative one. This helps our developers see any bugs and mistakes that we missed on our part and keep improving our app for you.
Join Us On Reddit (r/ctemplar)
Speaking of feedback, you can also find us on Reddit. Our anonymous email Reddit page is r/ctemplar. So be sure to hop over if you have any questions, suggestions or feedback about our email service, or just to say hi.
You can also often find us on the email privacy, security & anonymity subreddit r/EmailPrivacy.
We look forward to hearing from you.
At the end of the day, we developed our email service to serve your privacy & security needs. That is why we rely on your feedback to be able to offer a better service in the future.
So, we’d like to hear from you. What do you like about our email service? Is there anything you would like to see in the CTemplar anonymous email app that we didn’t add already?