Encrypting with an message expiration date

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at prime.gushi.org
Sun Jan 3 06:01:34 CET 2010

On Sat, 2 Jan 2010, David Shaw wrote:

> On Jan 2, 2010, at 11:10 PM, Faramir wrote:
>> Allen Schultz escribió:
>>> GnuPG-Users:
>>> Is there a way to force an expiration date when encrypting a message
>>> for additional security. I have a friend who is inquiring. I've
>>> already informed him of the "for his/her eyes only" option.
>> What is that option?
> --for-your-eyes-only
> But don't think it adds real security.  In OpenPGP, the FYEO option just sets 
> a flag in the message that means (in effect), "Pretty please, with sugar on 
> top, treat this as for your eyes only".  The recipient is free to ignore the 
> flag and do whatever they like.

Is that analagous to the flag in older versions of PGP that would cause a 
message to be displayed in a non-printable/non-copyable format?



I want to see how you see.

-SK, 6/2/99, 4:30 AM

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