private key protection

Jerome Baum jerome at
Tue Oct 18 17:10:09 CEST 2011

> I was pleased to see room for different classes of users in the STEED
> paper.  When I encounter software that tries to be helpful, my own
> first thought is:  how do I turn that off?  But I recognized long ago
> that I was never a "typical" user and my own inclinations are no guide
> to popularity. :-/

That's a big UI bug with Thunderbird IMO: The automated account setup is
really nice, until you run into a case where it doesn't work. There's no
"expert" button to force a setup. The workaround is to go offline and
then setup the account...

So yes definitely expert buttons, I was talking about those users that
aren't yet experienced with crypto.

I like your idea of giving guidance on where-about they are still
getting good returns on their learning efforts.

PGP: A0E4 B2D4 94E6 20EE 85BA E45B 63E4 2BD8 C58C 753A
PGP: 2C23 EBFF DF1A 840D 2351 F5F5 F25B A03F 2152 36DA

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