[messaging] On Signed-Only Mails
Bjarni Runar Einarsson
bre at pagekite.net
Wed Dec 7 16:29:36 PST 2016
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Robert Obryk <robryk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why doesn't this apply in the same degree to attaching the
> signature? If you understood "attaching" as making a multipart
> message (sorry for lack of clarity), then can't we just insert
> the key into the message in the same way you'd want the
> signature to be inserted (be it inline, as a part of multipart
> message, or part of the header)?
You might well be right, that might have the same effect. But
nobody is doing that, and I am looking for ways to extract useful
information out of what people are doing today. My argument was
simply that the current pattern of signing messages is sending a
I am sure there are other ways to send useful signals.
Enumerating all of them might be fun, but I'm not sure how useful
an exercise that is. Nor does it nullify the value of the signal
people are sending today...
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