Confusion about a statement in the FAQ
anthony at cajuntechie.org
Sat Sep 10 23:19:28 CEST 2016
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On 9/10/2016 4:00 PM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>> I'm confused by this. What does it mean? What does 'armor the
>> mail headers" mean? Is this the same as 'encrypting' the mail
>> headers or does it mean something else?
> It means there's a way to cryptographically protect most (but not
> all) email headers, which foils many kinds of metadata analysis.
> At present I don't think any email client supports this
> capability. However, it's planned for Enigmail and other clients,
> and it's a good reason to use PGP/MIME instead of inline.
Hmm, OK that's kind of what I thought. But I'm still a little
confused. Doesn't the email server have to support it? For example, if
I send an email to someone using Gmail, how does Gmail route it if the
headers are encrypted? Or would the "to" be one of those things not
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