meaningful and confidential subject lines in messages using pgp
Sat, 12 Feb 2000 22:00:09 +0100 (MET)
> -it would be possible to decide to use a fixed subject string for
> message B such as "Encrypted Mail Follows" (cf. urn:ietf:rfc:1421 PEM).
> mail clients could support the functionality of automatically
> extracting "message A" (or asking the user for permission to do
> so), upon reception of a message w/ the fixed subject line.
Isn't it much easier in this case to choose a fixed subject line like
above and add anotrher header like X-Encrypted-Subject: with contains
the subject, encrypted with RSA or El Gamal? A mail reader can then ask
for the password once (or more if more secret keys are used), decrypt all
these subject lines and do it completely transparant.
ir. J.C.A. Wevers // Physics and science fiction site:
firstname.lastname@example.org // http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/index.html
PGP public keys at http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/pgpkeys.html