Why would I want S/MIME?

Anthony Papillion anthony at cajuntechie.org
Mon Sep 12 20:31:38 CEST 2016

I understand what S/MIME is and that it's probably the easiest crypto
solution for most email users. But why would someone comfortable with
GnuPG use it? Does it offer any advantages over traditional PGP keys? If
I understand correctly, it's a certificate that much like a SSL
certificate. If that's the case, doesn't it suffer from the same
weaknesses that SSL certs currently suffer from (like double issuance, etc)?

Why would I want to use S/MIME?


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