[Moderator's note: Please don't top post. --Perry] Depending on the level of protection you want, you could just add a script to your .forward to encrypt your email before delivery using PGP/GPG. However, this will leave the headers in the clear, so you will likely want to create an entirely new envelope for the message with the original message encrypted as the body or an attachment. But then you will need a thunderbird extension to unwrap the encrypted original email out of the body, and store the message locally unencrypted so that you can search.
The problem comes when you start accessing your email from multiple locations. At one place you have built up a large cache of unencrypted messages and you can use them in the normal way, but when you access from another machine or a blackberry, the lack of cache will greatly hinder your performance. This is the reason we wanted to not only have the client cache capability to searching, but also a server side mechanism to compensate when accessing from multiple locations. adam On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 11:34 AM, Nate Lawson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Greg Black wrote: >> >> On 2008-06-02, Adam Aviv wrote: >> >>> I recently implemented SSARES directly in python and also added >>> parallelism to the searching. We can now search the a large inbox >>> (1000+) messages in about 2-4 minutes. >> >> Not to rain on your parade, but 1,000 messages is *not* a large inbox >> and 2 to 4 minutes is a very long time to wait. You'd need to make this >> two orders of magnitude faster before it would have a hope of being >> interesting. (And for me, it would have to be at least four orders of >> magnitude faster before I could consider it to be useful.) > > Thunderbird, at least, downloads imap mail locally for searching. So all I > need is the automatic public key encryption on the server side (no > searching). Is there such an application already? > > -- > Nate > -- Adam Aviv Ph. D. Candidate Computer and Information Science University of Pennsylvania --------------------------------------------------------------------- The Cryptography Mailing List Unsubscribe by sending "unsubscribe cryptography" to [EMAIL PROTECTED]