so how do you get others to sign your key?

Jean-David Beyer jeandavid8 at
Thu Jul 24 12:54:52 CEST 2008

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Alexander W. Janssen wrote:
> reynt0 wrote:
>> On Mon, 21 Jul 2008, kurt c wrote:
>>  . . .
>>> My name is Lawrence, by the way. I created this email account on a whim
>>> to  test Enigmail, that's why it has this kurt c stuff on it. And now
>>  . . .
>> FWIW,
>> Do you know that, as I understand things, Google saves
>> and records of, and analyzes including for affinity
>> grouping, all the email content and email accounts you
>> communicate with, and so by using gmail you are in some
>> small way compromising the privacy and maybe security of
>> everyone posting on any email list you get email from?

No, I do not know that, and I still do not know that.
That does not mean it is not true.

While it would not prevent google from looking at the envelope (sender's
address, etc., receiver's address, etc., Subject...), you could keep them
from analyzing the content by encrypting it with gnupg (e.g., with
enigmail). This would require your destinations to have pgp or gnupg and use it.

This would not work on mailing lists except private ones with only a few users.
> Says someone without even a real name in his from-line.
> Why should that be a security problem? What would hinder $evildoer from
> subscribing themselves?
> Also, your comment wasn't helpful.
> Oh man. Do you really want to open this can of worms?

One of Murphy's laws goes:

When you open a can of worms, to recan them takes a larger size can.
> Sorry, I had to say this. I'm usually not the flamy type of a person.
> Alex.

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