The EFF has guides for how to disable PGP in Apple Mail, in Outlook, and in Thunderbird. What should you use as an alternative? The EFF says that there are no reliable email alternatives, and recommends using Signal for end-to-end encrypted texts and phone calls. But be aware that nothing is foolproof.


You can read the full paper, authored by Damian Poddebniak, Christian Dresen, Jens Müller, Fabian Ising, Sebastian Schinzel, Simon Friedberger, Juraj Somorovsky, and Jörg Schwenk over at

[EFF and Süddeutsche Zeitung]