Enhance your email provider with end-to-end encryption. Secure email communication based on the OpenPGP standard.

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What is Mailvelope?

Mailvelope is an Edge add-on by Mailvelope GmbH. This add-on has 49,168 weekly active users and an average user rating of 3.90. The latest version, 4.7.1, was updated 4 months ago.

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Rating: 3.90 (7)
Version: 4.7.1 (Last updated: 2022-11-19)
Creation date: 2021-05-12
Manifest version: 2
  • *://*/*
  • identity
  • storage
  • tabs
  • webNavigation
Size: 3.05M
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
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Mailvelope (v4.7.1)
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Protect your email communication with end-to-end encryption (PGP). The secure envelope for emails, attachments and files (GDPR).

Mailvelope adds additional controls for secure end-to-end email encryption to your webmail client. Thus Mailvelope makes secure email with PGP easy and convenient - also for technical non-experts. Email attachments can be encrypted with just a few clicks.

Secure sending and receiving of emails is not limited to Mailvelope users. By using open standards, Mailvelope is compatible with all other PGP software. A simple setup process leads you directly to the generation of your own PGP key and automatically stores the public part on the Mailvelope key server. From now on, any other Mailvelope user (and many others) can reach you easily and securely without having to exchange the key beforehand.

- Mailvelope offers consistent end-to-end encryption. All operations necessary for encryption and decryption are conducted on your end device. Therefore even the respective webmail provider will never see your messages in plain text.

- The European GDPR demands strict data protection standards for sending personal information for commercial services. With Mailvelope you can easily comply with these requirements.

- Since Mailvelope is compatible with almost all webmail providers, you don't have to change your email address to be able to communicate easily and securely.
Services like Nextcloud, as well as the email backends of many cloud solutions (Bitrix24, Zoho, etc.) are compatible with Mailvelope and can be activated with a simple click.

- Mailvelope works out of the box with all common webmail providers:
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Risk impact

Mailvelope requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Mailvelope if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Mailvelope is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that an Edge add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Edge add-on reputation on Edge Add-on Store, the amount of time the Edge add-on has been around, and other signals about the Edge add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing an Edge add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
Schleicht sich bei Leuten mit wenig PC Erfahrung ein und profitiert dann beim Kauf davon.
by Dietmar, 2022-11-02

So far, the best way I found to sign or encrypt emails using PGP on Roundcube as well as Gmail and many other supported web-based email readers. Now if I only could get it to communicate with OpenPGP...
by Gwyneth, 2022-06-11

Leider fehlen noch einige Funktionen, wie formatierte Mails. Aber dafür funktioniert Mailvelope wenigstens und ist unkompliziert bei der Bedienung.
by Oliver, 2021-07-14
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