Encrypted email search indexing

stef s at ctrlc.hu
Thu Dec 3 03:06:43 PST 2015

On Thu, Dec 03, 2015 at 01:25:44AM -0800, Silicon Dragon wrote:
> *"Various hurdles are preventing wide-spread adoption of PGP encrypted
> communication, with easy searchability being one of them. I propose a
> standard allowing users to search through encrypted email safely. The
> search is tailored for text messages containing distinct words. Searching
> is achieved through a search index in plain-text attached to each email.
> The index contains each of the unique words contained in a message, salt
> hashed. There will be 10-50 salts per email account used randomly on a per
> word basis. Larger amount of salts mean more safety and more expensive
> search. Incoming messages will also get appended with a search index using
> IMAP APPEND command. ..."*
> https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmVntBs8AxmeuLacGappM5LhB8ao9k2RPijvByESt4HmgC
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this makes little sense. pgp is for encryption in transit, not at rest. you
should decrypt and reencrypt your mail. and you can also index it easily when
doing so.

otr fp: https://www.ctrlc.hu/~stef/otr.txt

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