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SMTP servers could be key servers without having the private key of
Sure. If they double as HTTPS servers.
As others have noted, this topic has come up more than a few times before.
Here's a recent draft we wrote for a simple per domain https key
server, based almost entirely on existing standards. It distributes
public keys. Managing your private keys on all of your MUAs remains
as intractable a problem as it's always been.