Essay on PGP as it is used today

raf gnupg at
Thu Jul 18 04:13:33 CEST 2019

Stefan Claas via Gnupg-users wrote:

> Andrew Gallagher wrote:
> > * And finally: “don’t encrypt email”? Yes, well. Email is not going away.
> > Just like passwords, its death has been long anticipated, yet never arrives.
> > So what do we do in the meantime?
> I think the biggest problems is how can PGP or GnuPG users tell other users,
> not familar with email encyrption yet, what else to use ...

At work, when a client insists on email, and I (or the law)
insist on encryption, I provide them with instructions for
installing 7-zip and send them an AES-256 encrypted zip or 7z
file as an attachment. It's the simplest thing I could think
of that I thought most people could cope with.

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