It's time for PGP to die.

Werner Koch wk at
Sun Aug 17 11:57:26 CEST 2014

On Sun, 17 Aug 2014 01:08, rjh at said:

> this blogpost: OpenPGP can't protect your metadata, and that turns out
> to often be higher-value content than your emails themselves are.
> Further, exposed metadata is inherent to SMTP, which means this problem
> is going to be absolutely devilish to fix.

Right; this is an SMTP thing (RFC-821).  However SMTP is only for
transport and the content format RFC-822 defines a simple way to
encapsulate messages in other messages: "Content-Type: message/rfc822".
Using this feature it is possible to keep the entire RFC-822 based mail
infrastructure while using a different transport mechanism.  This can be
done mostly transparent for existing applications using a private or
corporate gateways.



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