Thanks to Gros Lulu for contributing this article! A manual for the Sylpheed email client with Lelantos Tor webmail accounts:
Some of you already use a Tor based email system, or are looking for one.
I really like the Lelantos Tor webmail service: http://lelantoss7bcnwbv.onion
It’s not free: it costs around 30$ in Bitcoin to obtain a lifetime membership. However, this money should ensure that you receive a quality service.
Once we have such a webmail address, it can be very time consuming to use it to check, receive, open or send emails.
Here comes the Sylpheed part: great desktop mail software, available for BSD, Linux, Mac OS, Unix and Windows. It was created in 2000 and continues to improve. The better known Claws Mail is a fork of Sylpheed! and can be found here.
Configured with your Lelantos account(s), this software can help you to save a lot of time, and is a more user friendly way of managing your emails.
I think Sylpheed + Lelantos is the (or my) best deal between security and easy/fast use of (quite) secure email, as a small home darknet curious/user without any criminal activity, but a lover of his privacy. And, last but not least, it’s important to know that GnuPG is natively supported by Sylpheed.
Why choose Sylpheed instead of Claws? Because I was never able to make Claws work like I wanted with Lelantos…
So, now I want to share my precious knowledge!
The procedure below is to manage your Lelantos mails with IMAP (Sylpheed becomes a mirror display of your Lelantos webmail), but I suppose you can configure the software to work with POP3 as well; it could even work faster, but I haven’t tried.
Install Sylpheed. You will need to be connected to the Tor network.
In the top menu Configuration, Create new account… (from now, do exactly as shown on the screen captures):
Once done, right click on your new account in left column of Sylpheed: Properties…
The GnuPG option is in the Privacy tab, but I haven’t tried this. Check also the Privacy tab of the General Settings panel of Sylpheed in the top menu Configuration.
I hope this information will be helpful for some of you.