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[MOD][Xposed][PGP][Security] Android Email PGP Support

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By LucasR93, Senior Member on 25th August 2014, 08:00 PM
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Android Email PGP


Summary
This Xposed module aims at adding PGP support to the native android email client.

Introduction
I started creating this module because I started using PGP in my daily mail exchange with some friends and colleagues, but I was unsatisfied with the support of PGP in Android. There is K9-Mail and an addon, but I really like the native Android email app more, so I started working on this.
I tested this app on CM11 (Android 4.4.4) and the native installed email application. Samsung/HTC email clients won't work.


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Source
Find the source on github.com - Feel free to contribute

Features
  • Import your keys (private & public) into the app
  • Decrypt encrypted messages
  • English and German translation

Current limitations
  • You may only import keys by opening an *.asc file from anywhere on the device (Dropbox etc. work as well) by choosing to open the file with my app

Bugs
  • Headerviews in the emails get added multiple times sometimes

XDA:DevDB Information
Email PGP, Xposed for all devices (see above for details)

Contributors
LucasR93
Xposed Package Name: com.lr.androidemailpgp

Version Information
Status: Testing

Created 2014-08-25
Last Updated 2014-08-25
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25th August 2014, 08:00 PM |#2  
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25th August 2014, 10:28 PM |#3  
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This is a marvelous module. I am using AguaMail, would be nice if you can perhaps extend it for third email apps in the future.
12th September 2014, 04:32 AM |#4  
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Thumbs up Great Idea!
This is a great idea, and a good way to implement it. Thanks for thinking of it. I look forward to using this..
12th September 2014, 06:15 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by LucasR93

This Xposed module aims at adding PGP support to the native android email client.

Sadly I don't see a lot of activity here although the idea has a lot of merit in this day and age.

I suspect that a lot if heavy mail users are using POP3 or I'LL clients, such as K-9, Kaiten and a few others. Some already have the ability to work with APG which has been around for a while but not much us happening with it.

A true, well working PGP client would be nice to see.


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Thank you, I think the limited feature set is the problem here - I am working on implementing open keychain for faster development progress as I do not need to handle all the PGP related stuff myself..

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Sadly I don't see a lot of activity here although the idea has a lot of merit in this day and age.

I suspect that a lot if heavy mail users are using POP3 or I'LL clients, such as K-9, Kaiten and a few others. Some already have the ability to work with APG which has been around for a while but not much us happening with it.

A true, well working PGP client would be nice to see.


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Sign more encryption by everyone is more better
Was this in part inspired by webPG.org ?
(not those nefarious rascals acting as keymaster and gatekeeper)

IMAP is my druthers (when both server side searching and filtering is available). Let POP die.
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Was this in part inspired by webPG.org ?
(not those nefarious rascals acting as keymaster and gatekeeper)

No not really, it is more inspired by my personal need. I am using PGP in thunderbird as my mailclient on my desktop with some friends and I was annoyed that I can not access emails when I am on the go.

Unfortunately no futher progress until now..
23rd October 2014, 08:02 PM |#9  
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I'm looking forward to this. I much prefer the gmail app over k9!
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I'm looking forward to this. I much prefer the gmail app over k9!

Definitely, but work is stopped for now, I am waiting at least for the new gmail 5.0 apk to be finally released
9th November 2014, 01:21 AM |#11  
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Any news? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a gmail update.
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