Re: [openpgp] Web Key Directory I-D -07

Bart Butler <bartbutler@protonmail.com> Thu, 15 November 2018 20:46 UTC

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Subject: Re: [openpgp] Web Key Directory I-D -07
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On Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:13 AM, azul <azul@riseup.net>; wrote:

> One downside I see is that the mechanism could be used to detect where
> an email address routes to. In the case of azul+conf this may be easy to
> guess. But for aliases users do not expect them to be linkable without
> any interaction on their side.

If they use a shared key for this purpose they are theoretically linkable via fingerprint anyway. In the case of things like catch-all addresses, I think this can be left up to the MTA to implement how they see fit. I think in most cases for catch-all the destination address is not sensitive.