Encryption on Mailing lists sensless?

Nan nan at goodcrypto.com
Mon Nov 17 21:30:32 CET 2014

Hi Robert,

 >This would have the ultimate effect of destroying email as a platform. . . antispam . . . malware

I think you'll find this has been solved for years. The solution is PGP/etc. between mail servers, and TLS/SSL to the user.

Solutions like GoodCrypto integrate with your existing mail server. Your antispam and antivirus work as always. The sysadmin simply configures the mail server to filter inbound mail for viruses, spam, etc. after it's been decrypted. End users don't have to change how they read/write email nor use any special plugins.  TLS/SSL to their mail client keeps messages private within the group.

 >no really effective client-side antispam measures

Right. That's the sysadmin's job.

An additional advantage of having MTA to MTA encryption is that many organizations need a record of all mail messages. Sometimes it's required by law. User-to-user encryption makes that record unreadable.

This solution doesn't block experts who prefer user-to-user encryption, but an organization may object for the reasons that you gave, Robert.


GoodCrypto warning: Anyone could have read this message. Use encryption, it works.

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