monocles mail#

A user-friendly eMail Client#


PGP/MIME Integration for End-to-End Encryption#

monocles Mail integrates PGP/MIME completely with no need for external applications to handle encryption, decryption or key managment.

Getting Started#

Adding an Account#


Generating a PGP Keypair#


Importing existing PGP Keys#


Write an eMail#


Read an eMail#


Delete an eMail#


Remove an Account#


Use with Tor#

monocles mail supports using Orbot for using Tor network and "torify" it's traffic as well as access Servers with .onion Domains, which are known as Onion Services.

Monocles mail is preconfigured with the default settings of Orbot in that configuration, if you activate it.

  • If you configured the Ports differently, you need to adjust those in the Settings as well.



We recommend using F-Droid in case you want to sideload the App onto devices without Google Play or F-Droid.

  • However it is highly recommended to install F-Droid in order to get updates and notification about new Versions when they are available.
[Google Play]#

Google Play will require you to have a device with Google Apps installed on them as well as a Google Account.

  • These may however not be available to you or in your juristiction.

Limitations and Known Issues#

OS Support#
The monocles mail App is available is available for Android only.#

However monocles mail Service can also be accessed with any other eMail Client.

Functions ceasing to work#
I.e. "I can't make a photo / video from within the App"#

This is a feature of Android since Version 12 and subsequently Android-ROMs/Distributions like GrapheneOS: (Unused) Apps get their permissions revoked (if the associated intents are not being used).

  • This is done to combat malware that requests excessive permissions and data.
The only known option is to reeenable said permissions in the Settings App under Apps -> monocles mail -> Permissions.#