Reply to post: Re: Secure email?

Email security crisis... What email security crisis?

vtcodger Silver badge

Re: Secure email?

There are plenty of methods to communicate securely, but email isn't one of them.""

I'm not sure there are "plenty" or sometimes even one way to communicate securely to an arbitrary third party. At least not electronically. But I think it very likely that attempts to make email "secure" would likely make it very difficult or maybe impossible to use email for purposes where security is not an issue.

Security is very difficult to do even passably well. And it's very costly and secure stuff. I don't see any sign that the helpful folks who sincerely want to help me out on the security front understand the potentially negative impacts of their efforts.

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