On Sat, Jul 29, 2000 at 04:39:42PM -0400, Adam McKenna wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 29, 2000 at 11:33:33AM -0700, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > What I do agree with is that doing this is currently way too
> > hard for the average user and any efforts to make this easier
> > are a good thing. But you need to direct your letter at the
> > email client programmers rather then the email server
> > programmers.
> I would have agreed with this 5 years ago, but the current version of WinPGP
> for windows is so easy to use, that I don't believe this is the reason
> anymore.  I think the majority of people don't use PGP/PKI for the following
> reaons:
> 1)  They don't know it exists
> 2)  They don't want to spend the money on PGP (if they're not eligible to use
> the freeware version
> 3)  They just don't consider their privacy to be important enough to warrant
> the installation of a new software package.

Key management is a non-zero effort, installation is a non-zero effort,
cost is a non-zero effort and actual usage is a non-zero effort.

Total transparency is what I define as "easy to use" in the context
of the average email user (who probably has an email address at AOL).
I'm afraid anything less won't get there.


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