Re: [openpgp] On Signed-Only Mails

Brian Sniffen <bsniffen@akamai.com> Wed, 30 November 2016 15:57 UTC

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From: Brian Sniffen <bsniffen@akamai.com>
To: Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz>, Vincent Breitmoser <look@my.amazin.horse>, "openpgp\@ietf.org" <openpgp@ietf.org>
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Subject: Re: [openpgp] On Signed-Only Mails
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On Wed, Nov 30 2016, Peter Gutmann wrote:

> Brian Sniffen <bsniffen@akamai.com> writes:
>
>>Perhaps you don't see the use cases, but I see many every day: signed e-mail
>>messages for e-mail based manipulation of databases (e.g., bug trackers,
>>auto-builders, deployment systems).
>
> That isn't really signed email though, that sounds more authenticated EDI-
> style messaging...

I do mean signed e-mail, where every message is to and from humans---but
sometimes CC's a robot.  The bugs.debian.org system is a good, publicly
available, example of what I mean.

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