1993-01-24 - Re. PGP on BBS

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From: Hal <74076.1041@CompuServe.COM>
To: Cypherpunks <cypherpunks@toad.com>
Message Hash: 7fcfc0fa2a88a2ba8e817eb7c50952b725d4702aaba49400f99758741eb51d15
Message ID: <93012405143574076.1041_DHJ67-1@CompuServe.COM>
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UTC Datetime: 1993-01-24 05:23:07 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 23 Jan 93 21:23:07 PST

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From: Hal <74076.1041@CompuServe.COM>
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 93 21:23:07 PST
To: Cypherpunks <cypherpunks@toad.com>
Subject: Re. PGP on BBS
Message-ID: <930124051435_74076.1041_DHJ67-1@CompuServe.COM>
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One thing I didn't follow about this was the supposed need to put the
private key onto the BBS in order to send encrypted mail.  This is not
necessary.  The private key is only used for signing messages.  For privacy
purposes in many cases encryption is sufficient.  PGP could be run on the
BBS to do encryption.
Of course, the local sysop could see your message as you compose it or
upload it to the BBS, but if you're then sending it through a BBS network it
can travel privately.