Suppose one wants to use email (say using protonmail with Tor Browser / obfs4 bridges) to discuss sensitive matters (such as asylum seeking / embassy protection) with embassy in potentially hostile foreign countries.
To be more precise,
- Adversary: Potentially hostile foreign government governing the place I am living in, which may control a number of email servers.
- Resources: This country is a middle to great power. I could be on their watch list, but only as a small potato.
- Nonadversary: protonmail and embassy
- Threats: Adversary read my correspondence with embassy and take actions before I do.
Is my actions safe at all? AFAIK, email is unencrypted. Can email servers in the middle read my email? How do governments secure their
In the perfect world, we should be able to contact embassy using Signal with E2EE, but we are not there yet...