[messaging] [FORGED] Re: On Signed-Only Mails

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Sun Dec 4 18:27:15 PST 2016

Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill at hallambaker.com> writes:

>In fact there is much more use of S/MIME for authentication than for

And there is much more use of hovercraft than monorails.

Given that the use of S/MIME is essentially nonexistent outside of a few
government and large corporate orgs where people can be ordered to use it or
face disciplinary action (and where the mgt. realises that actually enforcing
this would result in either no workforce left or a complete shutdown of email,
they fix it by reinventing store-and-forward STARTTLS using S/MIME gateways),
where does the data to support this come from?  Just wondering... is there
really significant use of S/MIME (meaning signed email, not CMS for EDI or
something similar) signed messages, outside of the STARTTLS-equivalent?
Where?  By whom?


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