GPG support in Mahogany
Dick Gevers <email@example.com>
Thu Dec 12 14:20:01 2002
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Hello Xavier and others,
On Thursday, 12 December 2002 at 11:21 h, Xavier Nodet wrote about
"Re: GPG support in Mahogany":
>Upon reception of an encrypted 'for your eyes only' message, we
>should not allow the user to save the clear-text. Of course, this
>does not really prevent anything, but it makes it clear that this
>was not what the originator had in mind.
Sorry, but I must disagree with you on this point. The sender
the content to the receiver. You cannot then force the receiver to
save the clear-text. You can only ask him, but if you force him to
his system in a certain way that encroaches on his privacy.
Except when the receiver/employee/contractor needs to comply with
a sender/superior's directives, you cannot force him to use his
machine one way or the other.
Why couldn't the receiver, e.g. save the clear-text on a scramdisk?
Perhaps the receiver is reading his mail behind a firewall, offline
alone in a bunker? I would not want to use Mahogany as a recipient
if I were unable to turn the tempest-like viewer off or save the
text to a place which IMO is safe.
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