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Re: Auto-pgp for pine/elm/tin (fwd)
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> I have PGP installed on my pc and if I want to
> use it, I can save the message in ascii, then upload it to the server
> where I have my Internet account, then mail it.
I use PGP on every outgoing message and about 20% of incoming messages. And
I send/receive a *lot* of messages. No way I would be able to do a process
like the above on my mail.
In a few weeks I will be able to get mail on my home computer, but most
(80%?) Internet users will still not have that luxury.
> maybe not entirely
> transparent, but at least it seems to me that the convenience of running
> it on the server with something like Mr. Wilcox's BAP is not worth the
> added risk.
In my opinion it *is* worth the risk. I believe that having "BEGIN PGP
SIGNED MESSAGE" in your posts and e-mail is a social good (raising public
awareness of/acceptance of PGP) which is more important than actually
protecting my e-mail from spying/forgery.
> Besides, how often do you need to use it?
Public awareness/acceptance, traffic analysis, the "electronic envelope"
If you don't use it, it's not doing any good at all.
public key on keyservers /. island Life in a chaos sea
or via finger 0x617c6db9 / [email protected]
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Comment: Auto-signed with Bryce's Auto-PGP v1.0beta
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