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Re: Encrypted e-mails?




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Dave Sherohman wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 06, 2018 at 03:44:22PM +0200, Torben Schou Jensen wrote:
>> So why not use OpenPGP to encrypt e-mails, it is free, I am trying to
>> find out how to?
>
> Can't speak for anyone else, but...
>
> I don't give a damn.
>
> I'm sending this message to a public email list that anyone can
> subscribe to, and I know that it's archived in many, many places,
> several of which can be browsed by the general public.  It is not
> private, by design, so why would I bother with encrypting it in transit?

I believe that Torben's speaking about personal email, e.g. between you
And your mom, rather than those messages that you fully intend to be of
a public nature.

> (There's an argument to be made for using cryptographic signatures to
> validate the authenticity and integrity of messages, but that doesn't
> require encrypting the actual content itself.)

Indeed not, such as on this message :)


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