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:

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

Action:

  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.