symmetric email encryption

Hauke Laging mailinglisten at
Fri Jul 18 03:13:38 CEST 2014

Am Do 17.07.2014, 21:02:06 schrieb Robert J. Hansen:
> > I think that would be a nice feature for recipients who don't have
> > an
> > asymmetric key (those 99%).
> But given the overwhelming majority of GnuPG users have an asymmetric
> key, this is ... kind of pointless.

You haven't understood whom I want that for. People who have a 
certificate usually would not use this with each other, of course. But 
even the majority of people who "use" GnuPG (without being aware of 
that) don't have one: The Linux users who have GnuPG installed because 
the package manager needs it. And the 99% aren't even GnuPG users.

My claim is that it is easier to make someone just install GnuPG and 
e.g. Enigmail than to make him do that plus care about certificates. I 
would not advise using OpenPGP without certificates but often it may end 
up as "take this or nothing".

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