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Re: Challenge-response mail filters considered harmful

on Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 09:50:34AM +0100, Colin Watson (cjwatson@debian.org) wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 09:18:05PM -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
> > On Tue, 5 Aug 2003 01:50:26 +0100
> > Pigeon <jah.pigeon@ukonline.co.uk> wrote:
> > > I have a script that looks at the sigs in incoming mail as it's
> > > delivered, and automatically pulls from a keyserver any that I don't
> > > have. Very convenient.
> > 
> >     Why when two entries in your .gnupg/gpg.conf file will do it just fine?
> > 
> > keyserver x-hkp://pgp.mit.edu
> > keyserver-options auto-key-retrieve
> I can see why Pigeon's approach might be preferable. I found
> auto-key-retrieve annoying and turned it off because it slowed things
> down *while I was reading mail*, which I want to be fast. Doing that
> task as mail is retrieved is something I hadn't thought of and would be
> far smoother for me.

Given that a given key is only retrieved once, the penalty is
front-loaded, and gets better.

You can always abort the fetch with ^C.


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