Encrypting mail to mailing lists

Owen Blacker owen@flirble.org
Tue Nov 13 15:25:01 2001

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DeBug wrote (2001-11-13 T 10:55 +0100):
> > Let's say I've got this mailing list called three.stooges@newt.com
> > which contains Moe, Larry, and Curly. I've got the keys for Moe,
> > Larry and Curly in my keyring.
> >
> > I'd like the mail that I send to three.stooges@newt.com get
> > encrypted for Moe, Larry and Curly.
> That's funny.
> Answer please do you want to make your letter PUBLIC so that
> everyone can read it? If not then you will have to send three
> letters for everyone personally. Well you can combine them in a one
> letter but there will be three parts in it encrypted separetly for
> each individual reciever...
> Of cause these thre persons can share one common key if they are
> good friends :)

It's not necessarily ~that~ funny.  There are plenty of reasons a group
of people might want to send messages to the group, but have them
encrypted so that only group members can read them.  A group of human
rights workers working in a hostile r=E9gime, for a quick and simple

Some versions of PGP (my v7.0.2 can, I think it could in v6.x too) have
a concept of Groups.  In my PGPkeys window, there is a menu "Groups",
which allows me to associate several keys with one email address.  I
don't know how GnuPG would handle the same concept, though, I've not


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