easy way to confirm email validity
peter_z_g at yahoo.co.uk
Thu May 24 19:29:11 CEST 2007
I cannot "force" my recipients to install any PGP software so I was thinking
about creating signature verification form on my website. If someone wanted
to check if the email is really from me, he/she could paste the signed email
part on the form, then the server-side script would verify that.
I'm quite new to PGP, so correct me if I'm wrong and don't laugh too much :)
; would this be achievable?
I know I'd need to have my public key accessible to the validation script.
While writting this response I've actually stumbled across a page that I
think does what I need (http://www.sin-online.nl/ds/)
Actual coding of the script should be v.easy, I'm just not sure if the
concept is correct.
Thanx in advance
Robert J. Hansen-3 wrote:
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>> I'm looking at easy way for my email recipients to validate that
>> email sent
>> from me is actually from me.
> The obvious way is to suggest they use an OpenPGP application, such
> as GnuPG or PGP, to verify your signature.
>> Is there some secure provider of such service?
> It all depends on whom you're willing to trust, and how much you're
> willing to trust them.
>> Are there maybe better ways to do it?
> If they need to validate your email, OpenPGP is one of the best ways
> to do it. S/MIME would also work well for the task.
> (Given that this is the GnuPG-Users mailing list, any further
> comments I make on this will be GnuPG only. However, honesty
> required that I point out alternatives.)
> - --
> Robert J. Hansen <rjh at sixdemonbag.org>
> "Most people are never thought about after they're gone. 'I wonder
> where Rob got the plutonium?' is better than most get." -- Phil Munson
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