Depending on the client, the default security may be something other
than PGP. Thunderbird comes to mind. I think it uses SSL. Gmail uses
TLS. Yahoo! uses DKIM. Not that PGP can't be added as a plug-in or
extension, sometimes (e.g. Thunderbird), but that may be beyond the
capability (and willingness) of many people.
I'd love to encrypt some of my email, but haven't been able to get
agreement from even my most savvy acquaintances.
Let us know how it goes if you decide to tackle it.
James A. (Jim) Hart
Board of Trustees
Albert Church Brown Memorial Library
China Village, Maine, USA
On 10/28/2016 06:10 PM, Bigwood, David wrote:
> I've been thinking about privacy lately. It seems to me much more email should be encrypted. Many communications from the library might be personal and potentially damaging. Email from the library showing overdues, or holds might be sensitive. Would it be possible for our email systems to ask for a public PGP key along with email and then use that whenever sending out notices? Should my hospital, insurance company, bank, and so on be doing the same? Just asking, maybe we could take the lead on privacy in this area.
> David Bigwood
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> Public PGP Key: http://pgp.mit.edu/pks/lookup?op=vindex&search=0x52B602E601695F10
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