E-Mail Encryption: Why Isn't Everyone Doing It?

Gill, John John.Gill@tgslc.org
Wed Oct 23 15:42:02 2002

The interface is too confusing for the "average-home" user.  It's like
asking them to perform a tune-up on a car. They just don't know or care to
know.  Encryption is a great idea, but because of user interface issues it's
still for power-users or better.

John Gill
***  These comments are my own and do not represent my employer in any way.

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Josefsson [mailto:jas@extundo.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 4:30 AM
To: carl w spitzer
Cc: gnupg-users@gnupg.org; PGP-Basics@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: E-Mail Encryption: Why Isn't Everyone Doing It?

carl w spitzer <cwsiv_home1@juno.com> writes:

> While an estimated 900 million people use e-mail, few take advantage of
> encryption.
> http://www.NewsFactor.com/perl/story/18860.html
> NewsFactor.com, Aug. 5, 2002

Why isn't everyone doing phone encryption?  Why isn't everyone
encrypting their personal postal mail?  Just because something is
technically possible doesn't mean everyone should use it.

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