[ILUG] Re: a random thought for ilug meetings
lhecking at nmrc.ucc.ie
Tue Mar 28 11:16:20 IST 2000
> > IMNSHO sending signed email to lists is pretty useless.
> But it's cute :) What's the point of spending ages setting up mutt to
> sign everything you send, when you can't always use it :)
Yeah. I could also set mutt up to attach a 50k gif photograph with
my finger prints on it to each and every mail. Plus a html copy of
my cv. Almost as good :)
A signature is (near) proof that a certain person has written a
particular message. That's fine all by itself, but as long as no
sensitive, or "life or death" type information is involved, I don't
need that proof.
Some people who sign emails don't upload their keys to the public key
servers. This is useless, too. Short of contacting them and asking to
send their key to me (and why should I have to do this ?), I can't
establish their id.
I don't mind signatures in private email. I also don't mind signatures
on list mail for specific purposes (eg. patches, see mutt-dev).
No doubt the next thing we'll discuss are old style vs. new style sigs ...
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