Email communication remains one of the known ways of exchanging information digitally from one internet user to another. It is done through the help of email service providers like Gmail, Yahoo mail, Outlook, AOL mail, and others. Through email interaction, internet users reach out to organizations, colleagues, and business partners with confidential messages and files. The traditional email services ensure the delivery of messages and files through their transfer protocols.
Over time, and as the concern for data privacy on the internet grows, the need to question the traditional email services which are plagued with several shortcomings became inevitable. While questioning the limitations of the known email services, it is also important to seek promising email solutions that would fill the missing gap.
Limitations of the traditional email service providers
The traditional email services are inundated with some problems, which include:
- Privacy: There is a lack of privacy in the existing email system. Email providers are known for going through users’ mail to tailor adverts that are similar to the email content of their users.
- Vulnerability: There is a high rate of vulnerability in traditional email services. The email service providers use outdated protocols that are vulnerable to cyber theft and attacks. It was reported that over the past 2 years, about 94% of cyber-attacks were carried out through email. The attack resulted in the loss of over $26 Billion across the world.
- Centralization: The current email services are controlled by centralized bodies. The implication of this is that users can be censored at will from accessing their data. Also, if the centralized server goes down, users’ data goes down with it.
Considering the stated problems, there is the need for a better email solution that guarantees users protection rights over their data and also offers them the flexibility to access it without the fear of being censored by a centralized body.
In the quest for better email service providers, Ledgermail was born. Ledgermail is an email solution built on the blockchain ecosystem. It operates a decentralized email service model and is committed to addressing the privacy and security shortfalls of traditional email service providers.
Ledgermail sets off to safeguard the digital rights of email users by providing them with secure email services. Email communications on ledgermail are considered a transaction and are safely stored on a decentralized ledger that is distributed across several nodes on the blockchain network. This blockchain-based email solution uses a cryptographic algorithm, asymmetric-key mechanism, and hashing functions to properly encrypt users’ email. Doing this protects all emails from potential threats and manipulation.
Ledgermail offers email users the liberty to transition into a decentralized email era by simply enabling Ledgermail extension and logging in with their existing email IDs. As a blockchain-based email solution that operates on the XDC blockchain network, users of Ledgermail have a unique blockchain wallet ID which allows for smooth accessibility and interoperability.
A lot happens on the internet, particularly in an individual’s mailbox. As such, securing one’s email in the best ways possible remains a priority. Traditional email services face some complications, which is why a blockchain-based email solution is required. NexBloc is working with the XDC network of companies to ensure that email users are given 100% access, privacy, and security over their data through decentralized email services.