The MIT 2004 Spam Conference
Posted Jan 22, 2004 19:16 UTC (Thu) by farnz
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You're right, it is similar. The difference is that most of the
infrastructure needed is already available. Mozilla Mail has the EnigMail
extension. KMail handles OpenPGP messages. Evolution handles OpenPGP.
There are plugins available for Outlook and Outlook Express. "All" (but
it's a big all) that's needed is users to switch to signing all their
mail, and encrypting where possible, and changing MTAs to look at PGP
signatures is worthwhile.
Granted, this is very much a Final Ultimate
Solution to the Spam Problem, but it brings other side benefits as
well as solving spam (it solves the problem of proving someone sent an
e-mail, and it solves any issues with e-mail security.
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