[cryptography] [Cryptography] Email is unsecurable

Nico Williams nico at cryptonector.com
Wed Nov 27 12:42:02 EST 2013


On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 09:51:41PM +0000, Stephen Farrell wrote:
> New work on improving hop-by-hop security for email and other
> things is getting underway in the IETF. [1] Basically the idea

I see nothing in the proposed charter you linked to about hop-by-hop
security.

I could imagine something like Received headers to document how each
SMTP (and SUBMIT) end-point was authenticated (if they were) along a
mail transfer path.  This would be of some utility, particularly for
*short* paths (MUA->MSA->MTA->mailbox); for longer paths this loses its
utility.

Nico
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