[Dev] Automatic secure email

Aaron Swartz me at aaronsw.com
Wed Nov 6 19:20:01 PST 2002


[Not sure which list to follow up to.]

Have you seen Brad Templeton's similar proposal? 
http://www.templetons.com/brad/crypt.html
Python implementation: http://freshmeat.net/projects/herbrip/

I think that putting the fingerprint and URL for your key in your 
headers is a good idea generally. It's also faster and more efficient 
than your XML idea. Since we've done pretty well without encrypted 
email so far, I think the cost of waiting for a message from the other 
party before encrypting isn't too high. It also (mostly) prevents the 
problem where the other user gets an email they can't decrypt.

-- 
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