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Send and receive ecrypted e-mail through Gmail
Authored by: bluehz on Apr 27, '05 07:41:36AM

This sounds like a great idea - until you realize that in order to use the extension effectively you have to register a personal e-mail certificate with Thwaite. I'm sure Thwaite is reputable, but I personally get VERY SKIDDISH when web forms start asking for HIGHLY personal info like SSN, Driver's License, etc. Which is exactly what you will see if you start the registration process at Thwaite.

Does anyone have another homebrew solution that would not require what I consider to be too much risk for my taste?



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Send and receive ecrypted e-mail through Gmail
Authored by: Numbski on Apr 27, '05 08:50:41AM

I would suggest then using the Enigmail plugin for firefox, and install GnuPG on your computer, as I believe that you can then access GMail via Thunderbird. I was just about to do a writeup on this very thing. I install GnuPG on my server at work (FreeBSD), and I'm using it with pine, Squirrelmail, and of course Thunderbird.

Some interesting stuff nonetheless. As I'm becoming more encryption-aware, I'm trying to get more people to use it. It's rough though, most people perceive it as difficult and don't even want to try. Feh. :\



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Send and receive ecrypted e-mail through Gmail
Authored by: legacyb4 on Apr 28, '05 02:09:10AM

I know the feeling. Been pushing the use of signed/encrypted mail amongst my friends and even at work but there is very little interest in increased security.



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