Mutt/GnuPG doc initial release

Owen Blacker
Tue Sep 25 17:27:01 2001

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Gordon Worley wrote (2001-09-25 T 09:09 -0400):

> From: Gordon Worley <>
> To: GnuPG Users List <>
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> Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 09:09:59 -0400
> Subject: Re: Mutt/GnuPG doc initial release
> At 8:58 AM -0400 9/25/01, Anthony E. Greene wrote:
> >Signing *all* messages establishes a consistent pattern. If the one
> >message that is not signed also contains content that is not consistent
> >with the purported author's normal pattern, the argument that it's a
> >forgery becomes much more credible.
> Correct, and all my friends know this (on a rare occasion if I fail
> to sign a message for some reason they've picked up the phone and
> called me to make sure that the message was from me and to send it
> again, signed, just to be sure). On a list, though, much as you'd
> like to think otherwise, only a handful of people are well known and
> a message that is out of line for them will look forged. Otherwise,
> no one cares if a message is from you are not, we're just interested
> in your ideas, not you. Even when sending in code for people to use,
> I would certainly hope they actually read the code before doing
> anything with it (like the recently posted procmail stuff), so
> signing probably doesn't do much good even there.
I've recently had some problems with a combination of new version of Outlook, Exchange and YahooGroups (that possibly was only the latter, it would seem). Several people asked why my signatures were breaking. I honestly believe that it is a good thing to sign all messages. As I said before, if I didn't sign it or the signature doesn't validate, question whether I sent it. O x - -- Owen Blacker | Senior Software Developer and InfoSecurity Consultant See -- more about my PGP keys Sig 0x3e2056b9 | 18cd 92aa 32aa 81b9 f5e8 c520 6475 6239 3e20 56b9 - -- They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety --Benjamin Franklin, 1759 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (FreeBSD) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE7sKHfZHViOT4gVrkRAs0FAJ0SG985YzbDglZxlRb0xLir2SclWgCgrxMp pFbRayXwfpQYdCT7iWZUX6w= =NhXv -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----