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Encryption for Privacy [Re: OT: fighting rbl's]



On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 02:57, Thomas Zehetbauer wrote:
> On Die, 2004-11-30 at 11:51 -0500, Scot L. Harris wrote:
> > For such an issue encryption is a better solution.  Even going straight
> > from your system to the advertised MX record you don't really know how
> > many or which systems your message may pass through.  In addition if
> > some one wanted to eaves drop they could access one of the many routers
> > your message passes through and capture it that way.  Without encryption
> > the message goes in plain text.  Any expectation of privacy when sending
> > email should be corrected.  There is none.
> 
> End2End encryption requires some skills and privacy awareness of both
> the sender and the recipient. Having mail servers that support TLS
> encryption at least ensures that the mail cannot be read off-site, even
> when it goes through a country that has no suitable privacy laws.


the thing with TLS is not all mail servers supports it. When the mail
hops around routers or servers on its way to the final destination, if
one server isn't TLS enabled, then the objective is lost.

GPG is still the way to Go

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