Fri Apr 11 22:23:02 2003
Content-Description: signed data
On Friday 11 April 2003 7:19 pm, Denis McCauley wrote:
> > Eddie Roosenmaallen wrote
> > Another alternative for an easy-to-use mail frontend is Mozilla with
> > Enigmail. It's pretty painless to set up, and it does signing,
> > encrypting,
> > key pair generation, etc. right from the menus in Moz mail.
> Very easy to use but I see a problem with encrypting or signing mails
> with Enigmail because this is done on sending, which means private
> keys (and passphrase if cached) might be exposed when you go online.
> An option to encrypt/sign and queue would solve this problem though.
But Mozilla can do that, like most email clients you can send now or send
later. It's a simple configuration option.
# To send messages in your Unsent Messages folder before going offline, check
"Send Unsent Messages".
The act of signing is done when the message is finalised ready for sending
later - queued. This can therefore be done offline, leaving only the signed
email in the outbox waiting for the connection and command to send.
Besides, even without a queue, aren't you going to be using a firewall to
protect your machine? Where is the perceived threat - from the internet or
from the intranet or even from users on the same system?
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.2.1 (GNU/Linux)
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----