Why OpenPGP is not wanted - stupid is in vogue right now

vedaal at nym.hush.com vedaal at nym.hush.com
Tue Jun 11 16:10:35 CEST 2013

I drive a GMC Suburban, terrible gas mileage,
but roomy and relatively sturdy if there is an unavoidable accident by someone driving too fast, or out of control, and slamming into me.
(Have walked away unharmed, with a minor tail-light cover break, while the other car was totaled. (Driver wore a seat-belt and did OK.) )

Maybe a simple sturdy model like Hushmail might work.

In the US today, the HIPPA regulations forbid sending medically related information unencrypted. This is true even for Special Education school children getting a short e-mail from a therapist.
Employees can and do get 'suspended without pay ' for repeated violations.

Hushmail has a way to send Open-PGP encrypted mail to someone not using encryption.

The receiver is directed to a Hushmail website and has to answer a question that the sender and receiver agreed upon, in order to decrypt the message. The receiver is allowed only 3 tries, and the message is removed from the server within 72 hours after successful decryption.

People who have used this, have the initial reaction that ' This Is COOL. I want to try it'.
One such person did, and wound up storing her special files, encrypted, in a Husmail file-storage option, and now 'loves' encryption.

Hushmail though, DOES have a backdoor, and a few years ago, admitted it, and gave up the key to law enforcement.

Maybe a GnuPG based Hushmail type e-mail system, for a reasonable fee, with NO backdoor, might work.

(It might attract also a criminal element clientele and be fairly profitable, but then law enforcement can try to go the hardware key-logger route.)

just a thought ...


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