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Re: Challenge-response mail filters considered harmful

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On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 01:18:18PM -0700, Alan Connor wrote:
> 1) Neither I nor anyone I know cares if you are who you say you are or not.
>    ( In fact, someone could forge your PGP sig  because most people don't
>      have the software, and do you MORE harm that way. How would you prove
>      which of  two nearly simultaneous posts with the EXACT same PGP sig on them
>      was the real one. )

That would require your private key.  Most people don't go leaving
their private keys laying around for everybody to use.

> 2) They are a an extreme violation of netiquette

No, they're not.

> 3) They are a waste of bandwidth on several levels

Not particularly, no more than your rant.

> 4) They make posts hard to read and ugly.

Well, that's why PGP/MIME exists.  Problem is, Outlook barfs on those
for no good reason, and thus is holding back progress once again.

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