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Re: [SLE] gpg with email clients (was Re: [SLE] Dead Linux machines)
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2005 18:17:22 -0400
  • Message-id: <42C71272.4020205@xxxxxxxxxx>
Carlos E. R. wrote:

> True. That's the problem with gpg/pgp, that it lacks a certification
> authority. It rely instead on a "web of trust".
>
> But, you can know whether an email claiming to come from me, with insults,
> and therefore suspicious at least, has the same identity than other emails
> of the same person sent previously over the months.
>
> It is the only thing I can do...
>

If you want a trusted authority, you can get a free S/MIME digital
certificate from http://www.thawte.com/email. Many companies also hand
them out to employees or customers. You can also save your GPG keys on
a key server.

I have Mozilla configured to support both GPG and S/MIME.

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