What is the benefit of signing an encrypted email
laurent.jumet at skynet.be
Tue Jan 11 12:12:05 CET 2011
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Hello jimbob !
jimbob palmer <jimbobpalmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> In Firefox I can sign or encrypt or encrypt+sign an e-mail.
> In what case would I want my encrypted emails also signed? Does it
> provide any additional benefit over a pure encrypted email?
If you only sign, mail comes from you and cannot be changed.
If you only encrypt, mail can be read only by receipient but could be a
fake with your name.
If you encrypt and sign, both.
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