Secure eMail

I recently read a c|net article about an interesting web-site and its service.  The article is “This email will self-destruct…” and mentioned the services at https://oneshar.es, which permits a person to send a one-time message; after the url is accessed one time the information is destroyed and removed from use.  I was rather curious about it and queried Mr. Cipriani about what happened to the information, of which he verified that the information was removed from the system.

This has spectacular possibilities for secure email or messaging.  There are some applications which you can encrypt the message and then you could send via oneshar.es the password or passphrase.  You could just send out a one time message to a person.  In either case, you can determine how you wish to use it, but it is one of those useful applications that may be handy to you, one day.

Keep it on the back burner for now.

http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57377686-285/this-e-mail-will-self-destruct..–heres-how/

2 responses to “Secure eMail

  1. This sounds good but I have a couple of questions. (Perhaps the answer is there and I just don’t recognise it.) Does the email really disappear or are its traces left on the servers it passes through? Who controls the disappearing and what access do they have?

    • As I understand what Mr Cipriani says in the article & responding email, when the URL is used it sets off a counter which causes the message to be erased from the server. Is it permanent? Your guess is as good as mine because a person could cut and paste making it available in clear text. However, you can take splice in the fact that it is encrypted – which cannot be viewed without the password that equates to your username & login password.

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