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Re: [SLE] gpg with email clients (was Re: [SLE] Dead Linux machines)
  • From: "Theo v. Werkhoven" <twe-suse.e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 14:28:43 +0200
  • Message-id: <20050702122843.GA9514@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sat, 02 Jul 2005, by robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx:

>
> The Saturday 2005-07-02 at 07:44 -0400, ken wrote:

> > The only reasons I can see at this time for gpg-signing email would be
> > to prove that someone has tampered with the contents of your email
> > and/or to prove that the email came from you.
>
> Exactly so. Some one was routinely forging email with in my name, on a
> SuSE list....

But we've never met IRL, so how do I know that that GPG id 6D8D47D5
belongs to the real mr. Carlos E.R. (who, for all we know, could be
an avid Windows XP enthousiast who only ever sees MSDN)?

Theo
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Claimer: any email I receive will become my property. Disclaimers do not apply.

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