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Re: ISPs offering ssl-encrypted e-mail?

On Sun, Feb 04, 2001 at 03:05:04PM -0900, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 12:10:02PM +1300, Matthew Sherborne wrote:
> > 
> > The program runs off the floppy, requires a passphrase, and stores all user
> > information in DES encrypted files on the floppy. It tries not to let
> > anything get swapped or written to the host computer.
> DES? anyway..
> > Nobody knows, nobody cares.
> yup
> > Perhaps someone should expose the truth of the general lack of email
> > security to the media, and let them scare everybody!
> they would botch it.  they have already tried scaring everyone about
> virus/worm problems yet everyone still uses MS Outlook.  

 I think that has a lot to do with the fact that they don't explicitly say
to run something else, or give a URI for a different mail client.  A news
story that said, "... your email is insecure ... run this to make it better
http://debian.org/ :)", might get some people using non-outlook, esp if the
URI was for a decent windoze email client instead of a whole new OS :) (I've
never checked email from 'doze in my life, except by ssh, but I assume such
a beast must exist...).

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