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Re: Cypherpunk Mailboxes?

On Mon, 2 Sep 1996, Mark M. wrote:

> Date: Mon, 2 Sep 1996 13:41:04 -0400 (EDT)
> From: "Mark M." <[email protected]>
> Reply-To: [email protected]
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Re: Cypherpunk Mailboxes?
> On Mon, 2 Sep 1996, William H. Geiger III wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a thought for addressing the anon. problem.
> >
> > We could create a network of anonymous remailers with mailboxes. All
> > messages in the mailboxes are stored encrypted. No information about the
> > users are keep. Users would be be given x K of mailbox space.
> >
> > We could use PGP keys for encrypting the messages. Each user would have his
> > own key pair for his anonymous mailbox. Any plain text messages received to
> > the server would be encrypted on recept.
> >
> > Let the government's subpoena away. :)
> >
> > "Sorry we don't have user addresses, no I can't decrypt those messages
> > Senator." <BEG>
> >
> > What do you think?
> The only problem is there has to be someway for users to retrieve their mail.
> The current nym server approach is to use an encrypted reply block to send a
> user new mail.  This way the nym server doesn't know who the user is.  If users
> have to actively retrieve their mail, then the feds could install a packet
> sniffer on the remailers net link to find out the real email address of an
> anonymous user.
> -- Mark
> PGP encrypted mail prefered.
> Key fingerprint = d61734f2800486ae6f79bfeb70f95348
> http://www.voicenet.com/~markm/

Hrmm.. perhaps there's a better way...
such as having the user and the mail server negoiae a key (i don't really
know the details of diffie-hellman or he like, so tell me if this isn't
feasable), and have the encryption/decypion routines strip addresses,
so that the person is only identifiable by their key...

anybody see what i'm saying?

All extremists should be taken out and shot.