FSF Pune Group [was:Re: [PLUG] http://badvista.fsf.org]

Nishit Dave stargazer.dave at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 22:18:25 PDT 2007


On 4/27/07, Shantanoo Mahajan <shantanoo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mailing list software can do that if it is able to understand the
> difference between forged and genuine email. Upto certain limit, one
> can find spam, but you can not fight it 100%. This is where digitally
> signed messages come into picture. When you sign the message, others
> know who you are. Also it protects your message from being modified
> when it travels from different servers. e.g. your ISP server, smtp
> server, pop/imap server, router, etc. Any change in the signed message
> can be caught.
> Also, looking at headers of all the emails need processing power. For
> large mailing lists, this may not be viable option.
>

but:

1.  How will I check for message integrity if I am reading the
messages from the archives or through webmail?  Does PGP check a
selected text block from any webpage directly?

2.  Who would like to jump through the hoops required to cut, paste and check?

3.  Would it not be better to have a web interface to read and reply
to messages (e.g. slashdot) after logging in?



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