...what happens if you use it with Gmail?
@jaxom_kaplan Only if it's supported by the mail provider.
@offtheball really !? I thought DeltaChat was taking care of that e2e part... meh 😐
@jaxom_kaplan Oh hey, so I misremembered (or misinterpreted) their FAQ a bit.
The encryption will happen automatically if everyone's using Delta.
However, part of the appeal is you can just chat with any email address, and it'll show up to those people as emails.
So, that only applies if you're using it to chat to people not using Delta.
@offtheball yeah, okay, that's what I interpreted too. And as I saw unfit to answer DC'messages from a usual mail client, I assumed my recipient would then install DC as well.
So : not so bad, but still no magic charm x)
@jaxom_kaplan Yeah, thanks for pulling me up on that. It's good to know you could use this to chat more securely, without having to go to the trouble of switching providers.
But, eh, security is so complicated, why there gotta be so many caveats, hey what if Google was just good with security and privacy and we could not worry about it so much?
@switchingsocial its really cool and works out of the box!
@switchingsocial I think the idea isn't that bad.At least you can reach really everyone using it.But the email protocol is too slow for a realtime chat in my opinion.It was built for a few big messages and DeltaChat is abusing it for thousands of small messages.I don't think that this will work for big masses.Email providers will need to buy more servers or ban users which send high amounts of messages if DeltaChat continues to grow.
Main problem for me - I'm using mail client and it start to show me a lot of notifications while I'm chatting with delta chat.
For the rest it is awesome.
@switchingsocial There has been an article on that in a German tech magazine just recently. Not so cool, basically.
@switchingsocial I used to use it for some time. But my fellows were rather confused.
@switchingsocial I've only played a little with Delta. I like the idea and it seems beginner friendly. My first complaint is that gmail doesn't recognize it as one ongoing conversation like the chat app does. Anyone stuck using their email gets a whole new email for each response instead of seeing it as a reply. Complaint #2 is that protonmail gives an imap error and their idea of help is telling you to ask a friend. That part is not cool for less tech savvy users.
main reason I didn't start trying to recommend it was that the users would need to know all their imap settings.
bit of a barrier to entry, imo (at least for non-technical types that don't know about "email server settings")
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