Proposal of OpenPGP Email Validation

Neal H. Walfield neal at
Wed Jul 29 15:16:55 CEST 2015

At Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:05:49 +0100,
MFPA wrote:
> On Wednesday 29 July 2015 at 1:09:54 PM, in
> <mid:87lhdzmagd.wl-neal at>, Neal H. Walfield wrote:
> > Personally, I think c is the killer in this plan:
> > people aren't going to bother to upload it (assuming
> > they even get that far)!
> They have gone to the effort of sending it to the validation server
> to obtain the validation signature. It is up to them whether they
> publish it to a server, publicise it in some other way, send
> it to their contacts directly, or just do nothing.

I suspect that >95% of users won't bother.  This would defeat the
entire scheme, which requires widespread buy in to be successful.


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