Your Thoughts

Ryan McGinnis ryan at
Mon Jul 1 00:23:20 CEST 2019

It’s not so much that nothing better has come along, it’s that no single one of those things does all the things PGP sets out to do.  For secure communications there are much better options than PGP - some of them in very heavy use by actual normal, non tech people.  For symmetric encryption of files there much better options out there.  For signing files there are other options (though perhaps not better).  

Does anyone know what PGP’s peak adoption rate was?  I always loved it in concept but very very rarely saw people actually trying to use it in the wild, outside of the types of people who read this list.  

-Ryan McGinnis
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On Sunday, June 30, 2019 3:01 PM, Ralph Seichter <abbot at> wrote:

> * david at

> > Your Thoughts :)

> I think the article is five years old, has not aged well (e.g. MUA
> integration has improved), and that nothing better than PGP has come
> along in the meantime.

> Next. ;-)

> -Ralph

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