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

2016-03-13 15:18:03
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.

There are plenty of places like Comodo that will give you a free S/MIME cert, but they all expire after a year and then you have to get a new one rather than renewing the old one. So as someone noted, your cert store needs to have an ever growing set of expired certs so you can read your archived mail.

John Levine, johnl(_at_)taugh(_dot_)com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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