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The Grumpy Editor, graphical mail clients, and GPG

The Grumpy Editor, graphical mail clients, and GPG

Posted Jul 21, 2004 17:56 UTC (Wed) by sandymac (guest, #22424)
In reply to: The Grumpy Editor, graphical mail clients, and GPG by dlang
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor, graphical mail clients, and GPG

I use S/MIME because it's easier to use. In the Win32 world most mail clients support it and most
users who don't care about signatures/encryption don't even notice it's there.

When I used to use PGP/MIME a third of the time I emailed a non-geek I'd get an email back
informing me they couldn't open the attachment and I should resend the email. Until PGP is more
user friendly to recipients I'm going to stick with S/MIME. While I prefer the way PGP works, S/
MIME is "good enough"(TM) for my needs.

I don't really mean to make a plug but I know Thawte has a free S/MIME cert service and their
root cert comes with the default install of many clients. Unfortunately the more open ones such
as cacert.org don't come with default installs.


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