What email encryption is actually in use?
DaveHowe at gmx.co.uk
Wed Oct 2 01:52:09 PDT 2002
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at Tuesday, October 01, 2002 9:04 PM, Petro <petro at bounty.org> was seen
> Well, it's a start. Every mail server (except mx1 and
> mx2.prserv.net) should use TLS.
Its nice in theory, but in practice look how long it takes the bulk of
internet to install urgent patches - how long is it going to take to get
people to install an upgrade to privacy that actually causes more
Besides the core here is that
1) everyone with a server enroute can read the mail
2) you are relying on every other link in the chain to protect your
clientside crypto fixes both these problems, reduces the total crypto
on the chain (encryption/decryption is only ever done once) and allows
of digital signatures.
> Once you start using it, it becomes part of hte pattern by wich
> other people identify you.
Exactly the intention, yes :)
Just for the sake of it (anyone who cares will have seen my signature
enough times by now) I will sign this one :)
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