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A cryptographic protocol that provides encryption for instant messaging conversations. Uses a combination of AES symmetric-key algorithm with 128 bits key length, the Diffie–Hellman key exchange with 1536 bits group size, and the SHA-1 hash function. In addition to authentication and encryption, OTR provides forward secrecy and malleable encryption.

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Would Axolotl Ratchet protocol be suitable for encrypting email communication?

Axolotl Ratchet is used by the Signal messenger (formerly known as TextSecure) and an enhanced version of OTR in a way to make it suitable for mobile applications, which has the probability to encrypt ...