Key Discovery Made Simple

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Aug 31 16:56:31 CEST 2016

On Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:32, rjh at said:

> I'm having a hard time imagining why a mail provider would adopt WKD when
> probably less than 1% of their userbase uses OpenPGP in the first place.

In Germany they are proud of their Email Made in Germany label which is
merely the use of TLS between MTAs.  So things are moving a bit.  The
larges one, United Internet (e.g. gmx) deploy their own solution based
on Mailvelope and recently announced their "validating" keyserver.

These are all island solution for key discovery, though.  This is what
needs to be changed.

> introduce OpenPGP support to their mail clients, but they've been
> conspicuously silent lately.  I know Cistercians who make more noise.  Does
> Gmail even have one project member subscribed to this list and following the

Indeed this is very unfortunate.  At least one of their main developer
is still subscribed to the gnupg-devel list.



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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