|Assignee:||Hiroyuki Yamamoto||% Done:|
Dear Sylpheed team,
posteo.de, a small German e-mail provider that recently received some attention because of its focus on protecting its users' privacy, has announced today that they implemented DANE (DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities) for encrypted transport of e-mails.
The concept sounds quite exciting and seems to be much safer than TLS/SSL, as certificates are verified using secured DNS entries, preventing MITM attacks or attacks using fake certificates:
Would it be possible to add DANE support to Sylpheed?
Posteo seems to be the first e-mail provider to use this protocol, but hopefully other providers will follow.
DANE browser plugin with source code:
Posteo's press release (German):