On Becky! Internet Mail's GnuPG Plugin

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Wed Sep 9 13:53:59 CEST 2020

On Tue, 08 Sep 2020 16:14:13 +0000, Ryan McGinnis via Gnupg-users
>A.  Yes, you can still anonymously register for almost anything.  It's
>not straightforward and requires a bit of forethought and jumping
>through hoops.  No, it probably won't defeat the NSA, but if they're
>your adversary what in blue blazes are you doing using any kind of
>electronic device let alone posting here.  
>B. The Shadowgate documentary isn’t.  This is Coo-Coo for CocoaPuffs
>territory.  If you want to believe that stuff that's cool, just
>thought I'd make sure to stick the tinfoil tag on this one since you
>speak of it like it's a legit thing.
>C.  Replying to person you were replying to -- how pants on head
>stupid does one have to be to use Tor browser (or any type of security
>critical software) on XP?  If you think that's a good idea then you
>shouldn't be using Tor.  Either you don't need Tor and using Tor is
>silly for you, or you do need Tor and you're going to hurt yourself
>bad by having not the slightest clue how to use Tor safely.   
>D: If you really need secure anonymous email, fire up TAILS on a
>bootable DVD, sign up for a free Protonmail account over Tor, use a
>burner prepaid phone number to authenticate to Protonmail (Protonmail
>correctly gets worried about Tor signups), access Protonmail only over
>Tor (they have a hidden service).  If that's not good enough to
>circumvent your adversaries, again, you should probably just move up
>into the remote Alaskan wilderness and live off wild animals and
>shrubbery for the rest of your life and hope the bad men never find
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Gnupg-users <gnupg-users-bounces at gnupg.org> On Behalf Of Dieter
>Frye Sent: Monday, September 7, 2020 6:58 AM
>To: gnupg-users at gnupg.org
>Subject: On Becky! Internet Mail's GnuPG Plugin
>> Hi,  
>> curious as I am, If I understand it right, you use Windows XP with 
>> Becky as MUA for GnuPG or would like to use it with the lastest 
>> version of GnuPG?  
>So yes, I'm using Becky! as a MUA + an outdated GnuPG plugin on
>Windows XP, but functionality is somewhat crippled for anything other
>than GnuPG v1.4.
>> Your posting is done via secmail.pro, a Tor email provider, which 
>> requires AFAIK Tor Browser Bundle to access the service.  
>> My question, if you don't mind, does the lastest Tor Browser Bundle 
>> still supports Windows XP and how do you use Becky with secmail.pro?
>Nope, they dropped support for XP (specifically the browser part) a
>while ago, which thing never really affected me since I use a third
>party browser which I interface with the "expert bundle" exe that they
>continue to distribute. Of course, that's an gross oversimplification
>of what's actually going on this computer, but you catch my drift.
>As far as secmail.pro is concerned, it's not possible to use it with
>Becky! because there's no server-side support for SMTP, POP3 or IMAP,
>so I'm writing directly from semail's web interface.
>Unfortunately since practically every single internet service in
>existence (be it mail, fora or otherwise) has been in bed with the
>worldwide private data collection operation going on right now (lookup
>PRISM and the ShadowGate documentary) it's no longer possible (and so
>it's been for nearly a decade now) to anonymously register any type of
>account anywhere, meaning I'm technically shunned from the Internet
>and it's nothing short of a miracle that I'm able to post here at all.
>I'm actually shocked this place hasn't been hijacked by vpn-hating
>cloudflare and the google captcha nazis because that's true everywhere
>Currently I use another free, anonymous e-mail service called TorBox
>which does have SMTP/POP3 support for everyday communications, though
>that's only viable for people operating within the TOR network as it's
>got no clearweb support unlike secmail itself, which at the end of the
>day is kind of a useless thing anyways given it's blacklisted status
>(and that completely without justification) among most every big and
>small e-mail provider out there.

Worst case of paranoia I have witnessed in quite awhile.


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