Is Tails the right tool for me?

  1. First, read the about page to get a basic idea of what Tails is.

  2. Then read the warning page to understand what Tails doesn't protect you against, how you can screw up your anonymity or leave traces.

  3. If Tails is the right tool for you, go on downloading, verifying, and installing it.

Learning more about Tails…

Found a bug?

If you found a bug in Tails or want to request a new feature, see our support pages.

Get in touch with us

Public support list

Subscribe to our user support mailing list.

This is a public mailing list, so be careful with what you are sending. Give only the necessary informations about yourself, and if possible use Tails or Tor Browser to hide your IP address.


Join our IRC channel to chat with contributors and users.

  • server:
  • port: 6697
  • chatroom: #tails
  • use TLS/SSL to connect!

If you are using Tails, read the chat documentation. Else, you can use Pidgin, an Instant Messaging client for Windows, GNU/Linux and Mac OS X.


Mail us on our private mailing list:

We answer requests in:

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Requests not in English might take longer to answer. Imperfect English is welcome :)

Encrypting your emails with our OpenPGP key is the only way to achieve end-to-end encryption.