On 27 Sep 1996 11:15:34 -0700, in listas.firewalls you wrote:
>> Why not setup an encryption server .. all mail that needs to be
>> encrypted can be addressed to this machine - encrypted - and then passed
>> on to the mailing gateway/hub ...
>> This is what we are talking about, right ?
>No, not Realy. I'm talking about the Connection between the Central
>POP-Server and the Desktop PCs. (Or, even worse Mail Reading from Outside
Suggestion: mail server receives Internet mail and encrypts it with
recipients public key.
When the user contacts the POP server to receive his e-mail, it goes
over the wire encrypted, and the POP client should decrypt it.
I know Pegasus Mail has an API for integration of crypto algorithms,
and somebody already did a PGP Interface. Perhaps we could take it
from there? We would need:
- Modified mail server that receives e-mail and checks a key database
for the recipients public key, encrypting it *before* placing on
- Stock POP server, since all it has to do is forward the encrypted
mail to the user´s PC.
- Modified client software that decrypts e-mail after receiving it
from POP server. Pegaus would be a nice starting place.
Hope this helps.
Fernando da Silveira Montenegro mailto:silveira @
Novas Tecnologias http://www.nutec.com.br
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