Perhaps you could just use Lotus Notes? It can both encrypt the mail
(this is a user-by-user option for the mail server to automatically
encrypt all received mail with the users public key) and use an
encrypted IP channel between the client and server. Already RSA-based,
pretty user friendly. Does require a fat client, rather than just a
Works very well over the Internet. I used it for about 2 years with my
previous company. We only had a 56k line too.
> 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
> >the Firewall).
> 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
> user´s mailbox
> - 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.
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