Will iOS Mail ever support PGP?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Black Magic, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Black Magic macrumors 68020

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    With Apple's focus on encryption and privacy, do you think PGP will ever be supported in iOS Mail app? I doubt there is a huge demand for this but it would be nice to see. Thoughts?
  2. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2015
    Pune, India
    sure. anything's possible. Mail Tim Cook and see if he replies.
  3. sguser macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2010
    Unlikely. 99.9% of the customers do not need such feature.
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Don't most providers encrypt mail in transit? If you need something like PGP it might be better to encrypt before putting it in mail.
  5. Black Magic thread starter macrumors 68020

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    I am unaware of mail being encrypted during transit. PGP is free and takes under 5 minutes to install on your Mac. Once in place, no need to jump through hoops.
  6. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

    Jul 1, 2014
    Some do, some do not. Some sorta (ie. between their own customers encrypted, but might have to go un-encrypted when going to a service that cannot handle).

    There was a story recently in the tech news where the big internet companies are looking to encrypt mail in transit between all their respective services.

  7. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    Highly unlikely.

    Will they support encrypted email with certificates for enterprise users? Signed email? Likely at some point.
  8. mattyu007 macrumors regular


    Jan 29, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    I doubt it, but iOS Mail supports S/MIME, which is somewhat similar in functionality. I'm sure there are other mail apps on the App Store which support PGP.

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