symmetric email encryption

Hauke Laging mailinglisten at
Fri Jul 18 02:03:24 CEST 2014


is there any OpenPGP mail client which supports symmetric encryption?

I think that would be a nice feature for recipients who don't have an 
asymmetric key (those 99%). Many new communication systems have a 
fallback option for symmetric encryption in case the preferred way is 
unavailable. And, quite important: It would not require serious 
development effort as this possibility is built-in with GnuPGP. Anyone 
using Linux (and a mail client with OpenPGP support) could use that 
directly. The others would just have to install e.g. Gpg4win and 
Enigmail but would not have to configure it.

Is there any reason *not* to support symmetric-only encryption in a mail 

Crypto für alle:
OpenPGP: 7D82 FB9F D25A 2CE4 5241 6C37 BF4B 8EEF 1A57 1DF5
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