Monthly Archives: January 2014

Securing the mails in the cloud

After experimenting a lot with several ways, I came to the following specification of securing the mails in the cloud that combines easiness and high speed:


Preparation: have the complete mail folder in an encrypted file container and copy it in the cloud.


  1. synchronise the remote container to the local one (copy only the differences)
  2. mount the local container on a directory
  3. fetch the mail from the mail server
  4. edit the mailbox with a MUA
  5. unmount the container
  6. synchronise the local container to the remote one (copy only the differences)

A back up of the local container is recommended.

The process is very easy and can be automated with a shell script. In this way the mails are safe in the cloud as well as locally.