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- Subject: Re: [Meta] Mailing list suggestion: PGP encryption
- From: "Soni \"They/Them\" L." <fakedme@...>
- Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 08:53:28 -0300
On 2020-11-18 6:32 a.m., Viacheslav Usov wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 1:34 PM Soni "They/Them" L. <email@example.com> wrote:
> > There should be a way to configure the mailing list to encrypt mailing
> > list messages
> Encryption in the strict sense of the word makes no sense for a public
> mailing list, where all messages are relayed to anyone who cares to
> If that word was used as a shorthand for "cryptographically-strong
> message authentication", then, again, for a public mailing list where
> essentially anyone can join and post messages to, this would be of
> very limited use. I would not know that Soni "They/Them" L.
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> is any better than Soni "They/Them" L.
Encryption in the strict sense makes sense if your threat model is gmail
but not the list server.
> Finally, message authentication is hard for a mailing list and may
> seem too much to worry about or be impossible to comply with for its
> members. Gmail does message authentication for me, and it routinely
> classifies messages of at least one long-term list member as spam. The
> member is aware of that, but is unable or unwilling to change that.
> (This is not a complaint, just an illustration.)
Case in point.