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“Hushmail (Version: (encryption engine))”:

Manufacturer of the IMS

  • Hush Communications Inc.
  • URL: (Visit Homepage)
  • Nature of provider / distributor: private
  • Nationality of the manufacturer: N/A

Type of the IMS / Class of the IMS

  • Type of the IMS: Type 3
  • Class of the IMS: Class 2

Supported languages

  • England: English

References for the IMS

Is the IMS an open/closed IMS?

State of IMS deployment

Distribution of the IMS

Geographic scope

Is the IMS an open/closed IMS?: Open

State of IMS deployment: Available

Distribution of the IMS: N/A

Geographic scope: Global

Hard and software requirements of the IMS

Browser, Java 1.4

Installed base of the IMS (Userbase)


Interoperability and supported standards

Hushmail relies on OpenPGP

Server-side component(s)

Hushmail’s server stores the user’s keypair and manages the user’s collection of public keys.

Client-side component(s)

Hushmail-webmailer is controlled via Browser using Java and an SSL connection. No data is stored locally, though public as well as private keys may be exported to local harddisk.

Description of functionality / features (client and server)

Hushmail provides strong E-Mail security by using OpenPGP. Webfrontend relies entirely on SSL-connections.

Main functionality

Secure E-Mail

Purchase costs in EUR


Flow charts of the IMS

Screenshots of the IMS

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Other file resources


Evaluator of the IMS

Christian Krause (ICPP)

General Comments (free text)

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