Cryptography

Onion hMailServer

In this post, I will talk about configuring an Email server which is accessible using TOR. Using TOR will make its IP to be hidden, also accessible if it is behind NAT (inside a home computer without a public IP). But the main question is why one should use this kind of scenario?

Many people may not trust messaging services such as Telegram or WhatsApp but want to have their own private communication system. In this tutorial, you can run your own mail server in your home LAN and access it through Internet without spending money for public IP or VPS.

For the email server part, I will use hMailServer, an open source email server developed for windows.

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Introduction to Cryptography and PGP 1

I have a workshop titled “Introduction to Cryptography and PGP” at Urmia University of Technology. I talked about basic concepts of signature and encryption using asymmetric cryptography. Then I talked about PGP which is one of the main usages of this system. I followed the workshop with configuring Thunderbird and GPG4win for applying PGP in Email system. You may find the contents in my previous post about GPG in Thunderbird and the way PGP works.

The pictures of this session is here.

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