Porterhouse is a powerful app and hence requires many Mac permissions. However, we actually offer far better privacy than other online texting platforms.
Due to how they function, they save all of your contacts' phone numbers, names, and other info, and also the entire conversations you have with those contacts. Here's the breakdown:
We pride ourselves on taking security and privacy very seriously!
Porterhouse takes note of your contacts GUID. This is an ID that Apple generates that contains NO personally identifying information about that contact. This ID allows us to know which contact is connected to which message.
Because of this, if an account were to be compromised, the only thing they could read would be the message's content. That is it.
If you want to test this yourself, create and login as another user on your Mac, download and open Porterhouse there, then login to your Porterhouse account. When you go to see your message recipients, nothing will be listed, even though you logged in using your existing Porterhouse account!
Again, this is because we save no information, if we can't find a matching ID or (GUID) in your Contacts then, as far as, Porterhouse is concerned, it doesn't exist.
Want to know more? Reach us via the chat button at the bottom of the page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.