German ct magazine postulates death of pgp encryption

Marco Zehe marcozehe-ml at
Sun Mar 1 17:36:20 CET 2015

Hi Kristian,

> Am 01.03.2015 um 16:38 schrieb Kristian Fiskerstrand <kristian.fiskerstrand at>:
> You wouldn't need the keyservers to be involved in this at all. Anyone
> could set up such a mail verification CA outside of the keyserver network.

In theory, yes. And goes in that direction, although they don’t do the verification of e-mail addresses themselves, only the e-mail address one signs up with for the account.

But why should key servers not do that? Why add this extra level of complexity?


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