Hello “Duke of Zürich” ;-)
I’m glad you liked the old AxCrypt, and of course a bit sad you have issues with the new one.
Just to be sure – you do realize that the Internet-connection requirement is a one-time-only requirement? It’s not required for day-to-day use. All encryption/decryption is still done locally without server interaction. It’s still open source, so you can verify this.
Since nothing is set in stone, I’d really appreciate if you could elaborate on why you find it unacceptable to have an account with a working e-mail?
Anyway, regards and thanks for the input!