Why use email encryption?

This page describes some reasons why email encryption is good and should be used by everyone. It is not about how encryption works technically.

What is encryption?

Encryption is a mechanism that ensures that only the correct recipient of a message is able to read it. When I send a message to Thomas, it is encrypted, that means it is changed in a way that nobody can read it. Only Thomas is able to change it back to the original message (decrypt it), and will then be able to read it.

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