How to better start a web of trust

Thomas Sjögren
Mon Jul 14 22:01:04 2003

On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 09:21:40PM +0200, Renat Golubchyk wrote:
> None of my friends, relatives etc. signs or encrypts their messages - the only 
> signed messages I ever see come from various mailing lists. I'd like to check 
> the signatures of these mails, though. So it brings up some questions:
> 1. How to start a web of trust?

Contact local GPG users (local user group,,
mailing-lists). I think most users are interested in getting their keys
signed and sign yours.

> 2. Is there a need for my relatives/friends to use gnupg (or something 
> similar) for their communication?
Why do you need PGP?  by Phil Zimmermann

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