storing password lists in mails to myself on IMAP?

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Feb 13 19:45:55 CET 2007

On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 03:30:04PM +0100, Nomen Nescio wrote:
> I use thunderbird on my laptop and desktop with an IMAP server, and
> I've been mailing myself encrypted mails with website passwords so I
> have access to them on both computers.
> This is just as secure as encrypting a file and copying it onto both
> computers without using e-mail as a medium, right?

Yes.  If the data is securely encrypted, mail is just as good as any
other over-the-network method for moving the file from machine to


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