You gave me a brain wave :) Perhaps email security having four stages: 1 MIME 2 SSL 3 SSL + Encrypted storage on mail server 4 PGP/GPG/S-MIME I don't think anyone offers number 3. I heard there was a PGP like WEB mail service where they generate your private key for you and store it on there server! The best solution may be for everyone to popularize GPG/PGP. And fix that bug that makes some GPG keys unimportable into PGP. Sorry for the babble!