paul at clubi.ie writes:
> - why on earth, if the goal is to authenticate emails from online
> entities (e.g. PayPal, AOL, Amazon, etc.) to /their customers/,
> do we need to invent /any/ technology at all?
>> - the problems could be fixed just easily by using *EXISTING* RFCs
> - we already have the technology to sign emails...
> - the DKIM "dont fail bad signatures" goal actually runs /counter/
> to this, the only possible credible use for DKIM..
Can you name a single online store that sends transactional mail signed
with PGP or S-MIME? Or a cron job on your machines?
PGP/S-MIME signatures are nice for small-scale, person-to-person,
pre-arranged encryption/signing. However, they've thoroughly failed in
deployment for non-person-to-person email (e.g. transactional or
automated), which constitutes a pretty important subset of SMTP use.
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