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Re: file storage in IMAP (eventually for Tramp) working and needs testin

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: file storage in IMAP (eventually for Tramp) working and needs testing
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 09:19:15 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.0.92 (gnu/linux)

On Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:48:39 +0900 Daiki Ueno <address@hidden> wrote: 

>>>>>> In <address@hidden> 
>>>>>> Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> wrote:
>> If you trust your 3 servers, that's great.  The vast majority of IMAP
>> users, as I said, have no expectation of privacy on their IMAP server
>> (consider GMail, for instance).  This is not a filesystem on a remote
>> server where you can trust user permissions to be managed correctly.

DU> I agree with the facts.  But in that case, you cannot even trust your
DU> ISP which delivers original e-mails, can you?

Users expect a higher level of security with their files than with
e-mail.  I think tramp-imap.el should provide it by default.  Doing less
is easier and lets us blame the user later ("Why didn't you read the
manual?  It clearly says to turn encryption on or specify the .gpg
extension!") but I don't like that approach.

DU> Do you think that Gnus should encrypt all the outgoing e-mails by
DU> default?

No, that's completely different from what we're discussing.  We're
discussing file storage over IMAP, not e-mail security.


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