GPG support in Mahogany

Xavier Nodet
Tue Dec 17 09:29:01 2002

On Tue, 17 Dec 2002 00:53:56 +0100 Olaf Gellert <> wrote:

> Hi,

> just a short (and late) remark:
>>> But why? Why you worry about this, but you don't worry that someone's
>>> machine in the message path isn't compromised?
>> I do not understand how a compromised machine in the path is a problem.
>> The reason to encrypt is exactly to make sure one does not have to
>> bother with that, no? Would you want to say that an external (w.r.t.
>> encryption) signature could be removed?

> Well, if your machine is compromised, [...]

I now understand what Janusz wanted to say: I thought he was refering to
the MTA that the message passes through. Obviously, if the machine of
some recipient is compromised, everything can happen.

Thanks for the enlightment.

Xavier Nodet
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin, 1759.