GPG signatures

Sean Estabrooks seanlkml at
Tue Dec 30 18:24:26 UTC 2003

On Tue, 30 Dec 2003 12:07:07 -0600
prata at wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 11:31:00AM -0500, Sean Estabrooks typed in a
> frenzy:
> > The number of reasons to impersonate anyone on a public help list is 
> > so small that it leads me to believe that the people signing messages
> > are more interested in playing with it as a toy rather than avoiding 
> > any risk to themselves.
> > 
> It may lead you to that conclusion, but there are clients that do in
> fact automatically sign messages. So in that case, I'd say this
> assumption is half baked at best. When using mutt I don't sign

You typed a long message but didn't address anything but techinical
issues.   The real question to ask yourself is what risk are you
protecting yourself from and what cost does it have for you and others.  
My statement stands,   the risks are so small that the costs (complex
ity and bandwidth) isn't justified.


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