[cryptography] [Cryptography] Email encryption for the wider public

Givon Zirkind givonne at gmx.com
Fri Sep 19 06:37:10 EDT 2014


very good suggestion!  i've been following this thread with interest.  
relevant to a commercial product i am working on.  i thought keeping the 
key in the address book was the most practical idea.  but, you still 
have to exchange the keys.  the biggest problem is the lookup for a key 
in a key server (keystore).  but, automatically sending a separate 
header sounds, er...automatic, transparent to the user.  and lets the 
system do the work.  long, more than 10 digits, unintelligible email 
addresses won't work.  imho.  can't be memorized, even if chunked.  too 
many pieces.

On 9/19/2014 4:31 AM, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:57, gnu at toad.com said:
>
>> She can send you email at derek at ihtfp.com once, and when your replies
>> all come from:
>>
>>    From: Derek Atkins <lkjasdflksdlkjp2338tnlsdfh848492-hds8fs0D at ihtfp.com>
>>
>> then when she replies to you, she'll be sending encrypted emails.  But
> The same can be achieved with a separate mail header for the key and a
> local association of key and mail address for future communication
> (which you need for the above scheme also).
>
>
> Shalom-Salam,
>
>     Werner
>



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