We shall value email usage

Stefan Vasilev stefan.vasilev at posteo.ru
Thu Apr 1 17:54:26 CEST 2021

Johan Wevers wrote:

> On 31-03-2021 22:28, Stefan Vasilev via Gnupg-users wrote:
>> Hopefully the Industry will take a look at affordable hardware based
>> encrypted Fax comms for
> Fax? To get the information on paper? In 2021? Why?

Fax is faster than email and arrives, while email delivery to a 
recipient can not

been guranteed. Secondly it is more dezentralised than smpt(s) servers with

many users. Third assuming households have muli-purpose printers too

they can simply scan the Fax for further processing.

>> Hardware based AES/DH crypto phones (no smartphones) would be a welcome
>> addition too.
> Why limit yourself with expensive special purpose hardware that has far
> less options than the current?

Why not, this product is available and does not limit Internet users to 
do other things

besides encrypted Fax usage.

>> Or that the OpenPGP community revives PGPfone, for free Internet calls,
>> at least ...
> I think Signal has already stepped into that niche.

No, Signal is an easy to monitor smartphone tool needing a server with 
registered users, while

PGPfone was a Computer usage only tool, for direct and secure comms, 
between two endpoints,

without server usage. Dialing was done from IP address to IP address and 
verified with the included

PGP wordlist.



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