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Re: On the security of e-mails

Sendmail is also beginning to address this issue. 8.11.x is supposed to
include SSL code to do end-to-end encryption. However, this still leaves
an opening at the destination host for snooping. Aside from that, this
assumes that both ends are using sendmail 8.11, which is a pipe dream for
a while to come. For end-to-end security, PGP or GPG encryption is the way
to go.

On Thu, May 25, 2000 at 09:14:20AM -0500, Daniel Taylor wrote:
> The closest reliable method in that area is PGP encryption
> of e-mail.  In theory only those people who have the message
> signed with their public key will be able to read it.
> In practice I haven't heard otherwise.
> The only place where it isn't appropriate to encrypt (maybe only sign)
> is on public mailing lists.
> Daniel Taylor                Embedded and custom Linux integration.
> dante@plethora.net           (612)747-1609
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