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[liberationtech] AnnealMail: post-quantum fork of Enigmail

Nick Doiron ndoiron at
Tue Oct 4 08:24:51 PDT 2016


Earlier this year, I started researching post-quantum encryption (PQE). I'm
a developer but not a mathematician or cryptographer, so I looked for a way
to contribute to more widespread use of PQE.

Today I'm launching AnnealMail ( ), a fork of
Enigmail which uses the McEliece cryptosystem for encrypting messages and a
Merkle tree for signatures.

The cryptography comes from rewriting the gpg and gpg-agent calls for the
CodeCrypt command-line tool by Mirek Kratochvil:

Use at your own risk. I'm not affiliated with Mozilla, Enigmail, or

-- Nick Doiron
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