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Re: [ietf-smtp] [pkix] another attempt to canonicalize local parts

2016-03-13 12:44:57

--On Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:46 AM +0100 John R Levine
<johnl(_at_)taugh(_dot_)com> wrote:

Another issue is with encrypted EMail (one receives) and
having to roll one's own S/MIME keypair when the short-lived
cert expires. ...

Finally this year there is a public S/MIME CA that will resign
a certificatre rather than issuing a new one each year, but
it's taken, what, 20 years?  This confirms your point and John
K's that current MUA crypto is for the most part a checklist
item, not something that most people would want to use.

CACert, which has been around for a long time and will at least
issue a new signed one with a new date without going through a
lot of complex rituals.  However, they have their own set of
issues and AFAICT, have never really gotten traction either.


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