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Re: Gnus PGG: Saving cleartext

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: Gnus PGG: Saving cleartext
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2008 13:54:13 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

Cor writes:
> BUT , have you thought about why you used encryption in the first
> place...

He didn't.  The sender did,

> ...storing it in clear defies any logic to use any encrypotion at all.

Perhaps his threat model is such that local access is not a concern.
Perhaps his disk is encrypted.  Perhaps the messages are such that secrecy
is unimportant once they've been delivered.  Perhaps he has correspondents
who habitually encrypt all mail even when there is no secret content (I
sometimes receive such messages).

A "permanently decrypt" command would be very convenient, though it should
never be the default.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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