Mon Jun 30 03:53:35 2003
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On Saturday 28 Jun 2003 7:02 pm, CL Gilbert wrote:
> I sent an email to someone. I encrypted it. If I look at the email in
> my sent folder, I can still read it. If I look at the source of the
> email, I can see that it is encrypted. Why am I able to decrypt this
> email and read it? I though the encryption was one way and only the
> private key could decrypt it!?
Once it leaves your machine and before it makes it's way to the next SMTP=20
server, it can only be decrypted by the recipient's key. The copy in SentMa=
is just that - a copy that never left your machine.
Why would you NOT want to be able to read the sent email? If it isn't recei=
for some reason, or if you need to refer to it later, isn't it essential th=
a copy is on your machine encrypted with your own key?
> P.S. I am using enigmail.
It's the GnuPG default (and I presume PGP too) - all email clients will do=
this if you set the client to save a copy of the email in your sent mail=20
IIRC, the copy on your system can only be decrypted with your key, so it is=
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