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Re: Anyone use PGP?

  • Subject: Re: Anyone use PGP?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 15:10:42 +0100
  • Newsgroups: uk.comp.misc
  • References: <1114152120.759446.246340@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com> <426e1356$0$38040$5a6aecb4@news.aaisp.net.uk>
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Adam Piggott wrote:

> Jack Ouzzi wrote:
>> Anyone use the Pretty Good Privacy freeware (or other) to exchange
>> secure e-mails and the like. I'm just getting into PC security and
>> Cryptography (no yawning anyone) and my jaw is still scraping the
>> ground about how 'OPEN' and exposed we all are !!
> Although the replies to your post are quite right in that the vast
> majority of users do not understand/care about PGP, I always digitally
> sign my business email because...
> a) All of my clients that have PGP will actually ring me if they get an
> email with a bad signature, which is nice to know (that they know "Bad
> signature" is not a good thing).
> b) It's a statement that I consider signing of business correspondence
> important.
> Software-wise, I'm using GnuPG[1] for encryption/signing, Mozilla
> Thunderbird[2] as an email client alongside Enigmail[3] to use GnuPG with
> it and GPGTools[4] as a handy GnuPG front-end.
> HTH,
> Adam Piggott,
> Proprietor,
> Proactive Services (Computing).
> [1] http://www.gnupg.org
> [2] http://www.getthunderbird.com
> [3] http://enigmail.mozdev.org
> [4] http://www.jumaros.de/rsoft/index.html
> - --
> Please replace dot invalid with dot uk to email me.
> Apply personally for PGP public key.

I will just have to add that on the contrary:

a) Clients who do not have PGP will not appreciate it.

b) Clutter will be added to messages.

c) Your E-mail will arouse more suspicion from the 'watchers'.

- -- 
Roy S. Schestowitz
Version: GnuPG v1.2.2-rc1-SuSE (GNU/Linux)


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