[Autocrypt] Lost newcomer
holger at merlinux.eu
Tue Dec 19 17:37:26 EST 2017
On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 18:03 +0100, Patrick Brunschwig wrote:
> 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
Actually, https://autocrypt.org and https://autocrypt/en/website
are already the same since a couple of days.
The previous home page was what is now
> 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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