Testing GPG EMail encryption

Branko Majic branko at majic.rs
Wed May 23 11:19:07 CEST 2012

As a curiosity, any ideas on what you would do to avoid use of this system for spam purposes? (although encrypted spam won't be of much use :)

Steve <steve at gpgtools.org> wrote:

>> I don't know how much the demand is (or could be) but perhaps it
>would help 
>> make more people use OpenPGP to have a round-robin email contact
>> Whoever is willing to help new users (like in this case) registers
>his email 
>> address with the languages he's capable of communicating in. A new
>user could 
>> send a mail to
>> de at newusers.gnupg.org
>> en at newusers.gnupg.org
>> ...
>> and the mail would be forwarded to one or two people. OpenPGP-Addons
>for email 
>> software (like Enigmail) could hint the user at this service.
>Hi all,
>I absolutely agree. At GPGTools we thought about an automatic testing
>system. Checking if the mail was encrypted and / or signed and then
>sending out the according reply.
>As with so many things and I assume Werner and the Enigmail people know
>the problem, we never managed to get it done. I'm not sure if one
>system to rule them all is ideal. Since if a user of GPGTools sendss an
>unencrypted but signed mail we'd direct him at the according knowledge
>base article. If we'd use one mail address for GPTools / Enigmail /
>terminal users, it might be hard to provide the correct information to
>help users. So it might not be automatable thus create more work.
>Currently we encourage the user to send a test mail and do all this
>All the best,
>Gnupg-users mailing list
>Gnupg-users at gnupg.org

Branko Majic
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Бранко Мајић
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