We are happy to unveil a beta feature for email forwarding:
You can now optionally add GPG keys to individual mailmaps so that your forwarded email arrives at its next hop encrypted.
This means that if you are forwarding your email to your ISP, office, or third party email provider (including easyMail by easyDNS), the email will arrive on those servers encrypted and can only be decrypted by entering the passphrase to the corresponding private key.
The email address on the GPG key used does not need to match the address in your mailmap, you can use any public key you want and you could even generate a specific key for each mailmap you want to do this with.
Why Would You Want To Do This?
There is a school of thought that says if you're not doing anything wrong then you should have no problem accepting that your communications are wiretapped by government intelligence agencies and stored in large databases where they will ostensibly never be used to your disadvantage in any way.
That school is plainly and simply wrong and that's not an opinion, it's an historical fact that when the government begins wholesale spying on its own subjects, the road to tyranny has been embarked upon.
The way we see it, if the NSA can do it now with zero due process and total impunity, it just green lights every other law enforcement agency, intelligence organization or even private interests to do the same. In other words, all bets are now off in terms of expectation of privacy in your personal and business communications, so everybody who is concerned about it needs to start taking action on their own to reclaim that expectation.
Our job now is to provide you with tools to help with that.