[ubuntu-uk] OT - secure email?

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 13:51:10 UTC 2013

On 3 September 2013 13:51, Jon Spriggs <jon at sprig.gs> wrote:
> unless your [...] Server
> to Server [...] connections are also [encrypted] then no matter how "secure" your [...] client to server [...] connection is, [...] whenever the resultant mail leaves that server and crosses an
> interception point, it will be parsed

Doesn't everyone with 0.5 of a clue know this?

The Internet is a public place. It doesn't matter how many passwords
you put on anything, what ticky-boxes you enable, /all internet
communications are public./ Emails do not have an envelope. They are
not letters, they are postcards. Anyone can grab one as they go past
and read what it says.

This is why email encryption exists. It is why we have PGP and
Enigmail and all that sort of thing. It is why people bother with
codes and cyphers and encryption.

Scott McNeally said it in about 1996:

"You *have* no privacy on the Internet. Get over it."

Facebook, Twitter, blogs, fora, it doesn't matter. Once you hit
"send", it's public.

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