PrivateMessages are completely encrypted. Only the sender and recipients can read them. E-mail sends postcards, we send registered mail.
FreeJust like e-mail, no one "owns" it, and you can run your own private service if you wish. Anyone can write software for it. Anselus is Free Software.
AuthenticBe absolutely certain that a message came from the person listed in the Sender box. Phishing just got a lot harder.
EfficientImagine the possibilities if your calendar, to-do list, address book, and inbox all worked together with the only goal of helping you get things done.
SecureEliminate or reduce malicious attachments, spam, phishing, surveillance, and other nasties.
MultitalentedDown the road, you'll be able to keep up on newsfeeds and we'll replace Facebook and Twitter, too. One stop for a large part of your digital life without any surveillance.
How It Works
Here's a basic idea of how it works:
- Bob and Alice meet at an industry convention and want to connect afterward. Alice gives Bob her business card which includes her Anselus address, Alice/somecompany.com.
- Back at the office, Bob sends a contact request to Alice. The request only contains contact information that Bob wishes to share with her. In this case, it is his company and his title, his phone number, his Anselus address, and some encryption keys.
- Alice accepts his request, which sends to Bob her contact information and encryption keys. Her information is automatically added to Bob's address book and Bob is notified that he has a new contact.
- Alice sends Bob the business proposal they had discussed at the convention. Her message is digitally signed and then encrypted by Bob's key so he knows she sent it and no one can read it except him.
- Bob reads the business proposal, which is at this point automatically saved on his hard drive for him, and schedules a meeting with management to discuss it.
If it sounds like e-mail with some extra magic, that's because it pretty much is. Messaging on the Anselus platform is familiar: "friend" requests happen and then e-mail just like before. All of the hard stuff is hidden out of sight, but accessible if needed. The beautiful thing about Anselus is that while it was originally conceived to fix e-mail, it does so much more.
We are tremendously excited about the widespread potential to help people through this project. Anselus as a project is very young, having only been in existence since April of 2019 and being designed and developed as a spare time project. Currently the server and an accompanying test application are being written. Design work on identity services and basic message transport is largely complete. Sadly, this means having little to show and demonstrate Anselus' potential. For now. Rest assured that as soon as there is something worth demonstrating, it will be available to the public to show the viability of this beloved effort.