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Protect email with digital certificates
Authored by: fungus on Jun 23, '06 11:13:51AM

macgpg uses PGP technology for encryption and signing. This is very different from the certificates mentioned in this article.

PGP isn't widely integrated into most email clients. Certificates are. Almost all mail clients already support security via certificates, but require external support for PGP.

Certificates require a third party to validate your identity and generate a certificate for you (usually at a price, but thawte is an exception). Yes, you can use a self-signed certificate but that defeats the purpose of confirming identity.

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