For six months we’ve been developing Criptext Plus, a paid subscription that would unlock premium features including Custom Domains and Aliases. However, just two days before launching Plus we changed course and decided to do something disruptive that no other email company has done: making premium features free.

You see, every email company out there makes users pay for industry-defined premium features, for example personal domains, but we believe that, like encryption, custom domains is such a fundamental feature for an email service that charging for it makes for a poor business model. After all, we built Criptext under the…


Thanks to feedback from users all over the world we’re closer to leaving Beta than ever before. With the end of our Beta stage in sight we want to announce the launch of Criptext Pro.

What is Criptext Pro?

Criptext Pro is an enhanced secure email experience with productivity features for the most avid email users. It’s basically Criptext on steroids. Features include Custom Domains, Send Later, Reminders, Unlimited Read Receipts and much more. Criptext Pro will cost $10/mo and will be available in February 2020.


Over the last weeks the subject of US lawmakers banning end-to-end encryption has been gaining steam. It all started when Politico reported that senior Trump officials met to discuss the subject of banning encryptions that law enforcement couldn’t break. Then, Zak Doffman at Forbes dove deeper into this by examining it from the point of view of a cybersecurity professional. Since then the subject’s importance in the media has deflated amidst Libra Crypto hearings, Trump tweets, and typical news cycles. …


How the media spreads misinformation and ignorance in the form of clickbait

Last week, WhatsApp discovered (and patched) a vulnerability that enabled a sophisticated Israeli spyware company called NSO to gain access and control to users’ devices. The media went crazy on this story and promptly started copying and paraphrasing each other in order to get into the feeding frenzy that the story became. Typically, when this happens, there’s always the incentive for reporters to stand out from the rest of the headlines by spinning the story in a different way and this case was no exception. …


A simple problem with an even simpler solution.

Email was created more than 45 years ago as a way to easily send messages from one computer to another. Fast forward to today and email has become quite possibly the most ubiquitous method of communication on the internet. Every online service we use depends on users having an email address: Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, Expedia, Twitter— you name it, they all require an email address to sign up and use. In this sense, Email has undoubtedly become your online identity. Furthermore, work revolves around email. The first thing you get when you’re admitted into university or enter a new job…


We’re super excited to announce that after much demand Criptext is finally available on Linux. This is a very important milestone for us because it solidifies our commitment to the open source community. Our goal since launching in August was to make Criptext a community-driven effort towards protecting email privacy and being available on Linux is the purest demonstration of this commitment. Unfortunately, Linux was tied to our open source community development plan and it wasn’t ready at the time.

So why does this matter anyways? Aren’t there other secure email services out there that are open source? Well, it…


Seriously, if you’re looking to replace Gmail, look elsewhere because Criptext is the polar opposite.

With an user base of 1.4b users, Gmail is by far the most popular email service in the world. However, recently it came under heavy public scrutiny after news reports published that Gmail still lets third parties read your emails. Beyond the clear privacy breach, this was a surprise to everyone considering that in 2017 Gmail said it stopped reading users’ emails for ad purposes. Take note that it says “for ad purposes” because they can/do still read your emails for “product improvement purposes” — how else do you think google suggests replies?


How lawmakers can collaborate with technology companies on encryption and national security

Over the last few years the dispute between government oversight and data privacy has intensified. The most prominent event that triggered this conversation was the investigation of the 2015 San Bernardino shooting in which the FBI requested that Apple create a backdoor to unlock the shooter’s iPhone. This saga put Apple on the hot seat of what is an industrywide responsibility. Apple’s decision was critical and would’ve set a precedent for how companies should act in the future. On the one hand you had the moral obligation to help bring justice to a ungodly act of hatred which left 14…


We’ve been hard at work for the past 10 months developing the world’s most private email system. We took a deep look at how email services work and found a way to make emails more private, without hindering ease of use. Although there’s much work still left to be done, today, we’re finally launching the beta version of Criptext’s new hyper secure email service.

For the first time the world has an email service that is built entirely around protecting people’s privacy. So what makes it so special? Well, among many other things, Criptext doesn’t collect your data in its…


The most secure email service of all would be one that doesn’t collect any user data at all.

Let’s face it, messaging hasn’t killed email as it promised it would. No matter how many verticals in messaging sprout, we always depend on email as our primary point of contact. To drive the point further, email is the main credential required to sign up for any online service: be it banking, ride-sharing, food delivery, social networking, media streaming or online shopping. Email is possibly the most vital communication medium between users and service providers. That said, increasingly in the crypto world conversations are being had over encrypted email. …

Mayer Mizrachi

CEO & Founder @Criptext. Magna Cum Hack — Picota 2016.

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