[Autocrypt] Lost newcomer

Patrick Brunschwig patrick at enigmail.net
Tue Dec 19 12:03:29 EST 2017

We should move forward with releasing the End-user facing web site.

Heise published an article today about Posteo and Autocrypt which links
to https://autocrypt.org (in German only): https://heise.de/-3922498


On 19.12.17 17:44, compl4xx wrote:
> Hi Jan,
> this is the perfect channel :) And I'm glad that you are giving us this
> valuable feedback.
> The current website is, indeed, written for techies. Sorry for that. We
> are working on a more user-faced website to tackle this problem:
> https://autocrypt.org/en/website/
> I'm interested, if this page answer your questions - can you give us
> some feedback if it works better for your requirements?
> Thanks a lot,
> Emil
> On 19.12.2017 17:10, Jan Simon wrote:
>> Dear readers,
>> I'm not sure if this is the right channel to post this message, but I
>> did not find another way.
>> I was interested in Autocrypt, because my trials to work with PGP have
>> not been successful. I've opened the homepage
>> https://autocrypt.org/en/latest/index.html
>> and hoped to find some useful explanations. The link "What is
>> autocrypt?" looked perfectly. But what do I find there? No description
>> of what autocrypt is. It is explained, what the problem with emails
>> is, why a new approach is needed. I read that "diverse group of mail
>> app developers hackers and researchers" work in this project and where
>> which meetings took place. It is mentioned, which headers are added to
>> the emails, and that the future process will have different "Levels".
>> This is written by someone, who is very familiar with the project. But
>> for a newcomer as me, essential questions are left open:
>> 1. What is autocrypt?
>> 2. Can I install it on one of my devices, PC, tablet, smartphone,
>> Blackberry?
>> 3. What will my communication partners have to do to read my mails?
>> If the intention of autocrypt was "Encrypted E-Mail for Humans", the
>> homepage is not useful. It is written by insiders for insiders. It is
>> really difficult to gather the required information from this page for
>> me, and I'm working in the IT business. I will not use autocrypt,
>> because I have the strong impression, that e.g. my mother has no
>> chance to understand, what this is and how it could be used.
>> The FAQ on this page is made for insiders also. What is a "MUA"?
>> This home page is very nice, but the contest rejects interested
>> people. I'm sure the actual intention was different. Please let
>> somebody review the contents, who is not an insider already.
>> Thanks for your attention and sorry, if this mailing list is not a
>> valid channel to contact the home page authors.
>> Jan

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