[cryptography] The next gen P2P secure email solution

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Mon May 12 23:55:37 EDT 2014

On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 11:49 AM, rysiek <rysiek at hackerspace.pl> wrote:
> Dnia wtorek, 22 kwietnia 2014 20:58:50 tpb-crypto at laposte.net pisze:
>> Although technical solutions are feasible

Then do it and see what happens.

>> we ought to consider some things:
>> - Email is older than the web itself;

So is TCP/IP and the transistor. Irrelevant.

>> - Email has three times as many users as all social networks combined;

And how did those nets get any users when 'email' was
supposedly working just fine?

>> - Email is entrenched in the offices, many a business is powered by it;

They are powered by authorized access to and useful end use of message
content, not by email. That's not going anywhere, only the intermediate
transport is being redesigned.

>> Given the enormous energy necessary to remove such an appliance and replace

Removal is different from introducing competitive alternatives.

>> it with something better. How could we make a secure solution that plays
>> nicely with the current tools without disturbing too much what is already
>> established?
> By writing a gateway (i.e. between RetroShare and e-mail)?

MUA's become file readers and composers. They hand off
to a localhost daemon that recognizes different address formats
of the network[s] and does the right thing. Perhaps they compile
against additional necessary network/crypto libs. Whatever it
is, those are not a big change. Ditching centralized SMTP transport
in the clear is... and for the better.

Reread the threads, forget about that old SMTP box, think new.

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