Encryption on Mailing lists sensless?

Mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Wed Nov 19 00:11:03 CET 2014

On 11/18/2014 03:43 PM, MFPA wrote:
> Hi
> On Tuesday 18 November 2014 at 6:15:57 PM, in
> <mid:546B8CDD.5010700 at riseup.net>, Mirimir wrote:
>> As long as messages were separately encrypted to each
>> recipient, no third parties would be involved.
> For an email message with multiple recipients, I think most mail
> clients and OpenPGP encryption agents that I have looked at encrypt
> the message to all addressees at once. I only recall one combination
> that encrypted an individual copy for each addressee, and am not sure
> I correctly remember which it was.

Right, it would be necessary to do it manually, or script it.

> And for mailing lists, Schleuder [0] encrypts the outgouing list
> messages to each recipient. The only third party involved is the list
> server, whic always exists on a discussion list.

As I read that, recipients need to trust the list server's reports about
senders' signatures. I'd rather decrypt and verify signatures myself,
and not trust the list server ultimately.

> [0] <https://schleuder2.nadir.org/documentation/v2.2/concept.html>

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