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Re: [SLE] gpg with email clients (was Re: [SLE] Dead Linux machines)
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2005 01:10:05 +0200
  • Message-id: <200507030110.05309.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 03 July 2005 00:45, James Knott wrote:
> Anders Johansson wrote:
> > On Sunday 03 July 2005 00:02, James Knott wrote:
> >>Mozilla and many other mail programs also support S/MIME encryption and
> >>signature. You can get a free digital certificate from
> >>www.thawte.com/email.
> >
> > Doesn't encrypting using a key someone else created defeat the purpose of
> > it? The private keys should be kept private
>
> The only one who'd have the private key is the person who generated it.

Well, that's not exactly a universal truth. It depends

> It's merely certified by Thawte.

Fair enough, I thought they gave you the key as well. I hadn't looked at it
before

> However the public key can be
> distributed far and wide. So if I want to send you an encrypted e-mail,
> I'd encrypt with your public key.

Yeah, I was aware


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