DHitMA: Private Communication Means (Messaging, Email)

Here we present means of private communication and collaboration, though it should be noted that it is up to the individual to verify every person invited into some means of private communication, else the principle of privacy shall be violated. Additionally, we do not recommend any application that does not boast end-to-end (E2E) encryption as part of its protocol. Without E2E, reasonable security is impossible; some of the applications listed below are E2E encrypted.

Additionally, we maintain that one always begin by familiarizing themselves with an application, and immediately disabling any options that violate security or privacy (tracking, data analytics, etc.) and enable all options that facilitate the same (E2E, message deletion on a timer, hidden username, etc.).

The below paragraphs contain links to outside websites and sources of data; we maintain that the individual must verify the links therein.

Group Communications

Communicating with small groups, in a private manner, can be challenging. Most use the popular gaming application, Discord, for this purpose. We do not recommend Discord for any purpose, except that which relates to what can be considered "harmless" entertainment, or perhaps as a means of individual verification.


In using email to communicate, encryption is a necessity. Tutanota and ProtonMail offer similar services. One can create as many email addresses as necessary. It should be noted: automatic end-to-end encryption only occurs between Tutanota/Tutanota or ProtonMail/ProtonMail pairs, unless you provide the recipient a decryption key through some other means. Initiating communication through an encrypted email service can be done by providing a prospective contact with the address (and nothing damning), and thereafter only communicating sensitive information with them through this email.

We recommend using PGP in addition to Tutanota/Protonmail. When communicating with a trusted individual over Tutanota/Protonmail, this combination of PGP and proprietary E2E is absolutely secure.