Anonymous Reply Capability (re: Self Addressed Stamped...)

Yanek Martinson yanek at
Tue Dec 29 16:33:58 PST 1992

> unique ID for that mail, which it creates and saves.  The recipient
> can just use the 'reply' command of his mailer.  When the remailer
> gets mail with this unique ID, it plugs in the old return address, 
> retracing its original path.

For best security with a mix-net remailer, it should immediately
forget where a message came from.  

So if you want anonymous reply capability, the remailer could create
that unique id, but instead of associating it with a return address,
associate it with a public key (transmitted along with the message).

Then when someone sends a reply, the remailer would encrypt it with
the public key, and broadcast it.  You monitor the broacasts for
ones with public keys that match private keys you have.

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