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bernhard at intevation.de
Wed Sep 14 10:52:42 CEST 2016
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= Much easier Email crypto, by fetching pubkey via HTTPS
== How does it work?
As an email user, you just select the recipient(s) and can see that the email
will be encrypted.
If you and your peers use email-providers offering this "web key service",
it works by the first email. Otherwise encryption will start after you have
exchanged some emails.
Technically your email client will automatically
* prepare for this by creating a crypto key for you and uploading
it to your provider (or second best to public keyservers).
* sign all emails so others see that you are ready for crypto
(unless you opt out)
* ask the mail provider of your recipients for their pubkeys.
An email-provider offering the "web key service" technically has to
* provide a pubkey for each user via ~HT~TPS
* allow each user's email client to automatically manage the pubkey
that gets published by email.
== Details / Discussion of the proposal
* [[EasyGpg2016/PubkeyDistributionConcept]] <- the (technical) details
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