Creating a private/public key...

Billy Donahue
Wed, 13 Sep 2000 17:25:29 -0400 (EDT)

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On Wed, 13 Sep 2000, L. Sassaman wrote:

> Lokmail stores and decrypts the private keys on the server, does it not?
True. You don't have control of the Lokmail server. That's a current limitation of it. There's nothing we can do about that basic fact. We can't replace GPG or PGP on the user's computer, but we CAN provide some basic PKI for casual users email, giving ordinary or mobile folks a chance to sign their mail and keep their enemies out of their business. There are other players in the field, but none of them seem to be interested in interoperability with the huge PGP userbase, so screw 'em. It will never be PGP, but it fills a niche, and it's a good alternative for many people, and I'm excited about making it available. How many people are you forced to communicate insecurely with because they're unable/unwilling to use PGP for whatever reason? The answer in my case is 'a lot'. A lot of my friends and even business associates (*gasp*) are 'hotmail' types, and I can't change that. What I can do is offer them and everyone else a service that introduces them to the wonderful world of private communication, probably for the first time in their lives. `Anything you write can be printed out and put on your bosses desk tomorrow morning, so watch yourself', I have to remind them. I'd rather not have to do that, so this is a solution for them. Sorry if this is offtopic, but thousands of Lokmail users are also going to be GnuPG users (indirectly) very soon. :) - -- "The Funk, the whole Funk, and nothing but the Funk." Billy Donahue <> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.2 (GNU/Linux) Comment: pgpenvelope 2.9.0 - iD8DBQE5v/DP+2VvpwIZdF0RAvOFAJ4k6CKAtr/SpTi6ZXDT7/0mflj5TwCfTwK4 jAGVa5p0g0wvpKxTpSMcOmY= =dO43 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to