Question regarding clearsigning emails automatically

RJ Marquette
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 09:50:16 -0500 (EST)

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On Fri, 15 Dec 2000, Nils Ellmenreich wrote:

> write a mail with his mail client who automatically signs all mails as
> John Doe. And that almost meaningless ... ;-)
I'd agree, except for this: What software allows you to sign messages without ever entering the passphrase? With the pine/pgpenvelope/gpg setup I use, I have to enter it each time. I know the Win versions of PGP have a "timeout" where it stores the passphrase for so long (up to 5 minutes IIRC), but you still have to enter it once. That's where your analogy to the "signed but blank stack of documents" breaks down. I disagree that signing every email "cheapens" the process for that reason. I sign most of my list email for several reasons: the more PGP/GPG traffic floating around, the less attention each one receives. Also, don't we look a bit foolish if we claim to be advocates of PGP and GPG, but don't even use it amongst ourselves? ("Practice what you preach.") It doesn't hurt to use the signed messages. Plus, if I didn't I might forget my passphrase. :) RJ <G> :) =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- RJ Marquette rmarq(at) RSA:448B035F DSS:CB45C555 My PGP and Skating pages: -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux) Comment: pgpenvelope - iD8DBQE6Oi+s0DB5TMtFxVURArbAAKDLy+weLLjopgKcG+W2fSru/a6GbQCgoHWz YGxSnTJB9t1JCWmvvObLVVM= =hQ6q -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to