why bother signing? (was Re: What email encryption is actually in use?)

David Howe DaveHowe at gmx.co.uk
Mon Oct 7 01:33:49 PDT 2002

at Friday, October 04, 2002 9:07 PM, Major Variola (ret) <mv at cdc.gov>
was seen to say:
> In an environment where spoofing was common, folks would
> sign (which is not incompatible with retaining anonymity, of course).
It *is* possible to sign in the name of a nym; there is no reason why a
nym can't build an independent reputation without having a known

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