Tutanota is an open source and encrypted email service that is offered for free. Unfortunately, Tutanota no longer works in some countries including the United States and Russia. The reason behind this is that the Russian government has blocked the site due to its encryption features. In addition to that, Egypt has also blocked the said email service and has been added to their expanding blacklist including ProtonVPN and ProtonMail just last October 2019.
Since Tutanota are used mostly by activists working in Russia, it is not surprising for the government to block the service in their country. In addition to that, there have been several VPN services and internet service providers who did not comply to the orders of the government in terms of registering their online operations.
With that said, Tutanota has stated that it strongly disagrees and opposes to Russia blocking their services and will continue to provide a secured and confidential platform for journalists, citizens and even activists.
As for their American users, since it has been reported that AT&T has blocked Tutanota’s services, Tutanota has also opposed to this move and has called for the restoration net neutrality which is a policy that prevents ISPs to block any website or online service such as theirs. With all of these controversies, the question now is how will you be able to unblock these restrictions and blocks to be able to access Tutanota?
How to Unblock Tutanota in the United States and Russia?
For now, Tutanota is being blocked by United States, Russia and Egypt. However, more countries could be added to the list. Hence, we have decided to feature in this article ways to unblock and circumvent restrictions. One way is through the use of a Virtual Private Network or VPN. Through a VPN, one’s IP address and location are kept anonymously by connecting your internet traffic to a server in another country. In other words, if you are in the Russia, where Tutanota is banned, you could connect to a server that is located in United Kingdom and your internet connection will be seen as if you are physically in United Kingdom.
Once you have subscribed to a VPN, all you have to do next is to download the VPN application that is compatible with the operating system and your device. After that, install the application then launch the VPN app. Connect to a VPN server in a country where Tutanota is not banned, restricted or blocked. Reopen your web browser and start using your internet as you would normally do.
Access Tutanota Using Tor Browser
Another way to unblock Tutanota is through using Tor browser and Firefox-based web browser which will make your connection anonymous and private. Aside from using VPN, using Tor is another method that provides the best solution.
Tutanota has recently announced that they are planning to offer Tor onion service which only means that their services will expand to Tor network which will help Tutanota to be able to continue its services.