Why would I want S/MIME?
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Mon Sep 12 21:10:24 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?
There's a subtle point here. The question isn't whether you're comfortable with GnuPG; the question is whether the people you want to send email to are comfortable with GnuPG.
I use S/MIME literally daily at work. My co-workers like S/MIME because it's close to an "it just works" solution. Few of my co-workers have been willing to learn GnuPG.
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