[Mailman-Users] Mailman security question

Lindsay Haisley fmouse-mailman at fmp.com
Mon May 6 22:54:17 CEST 2013

Is there any support in any version of Mailman for total end to end
message security?  This would involve being able to send, say, a GPG (or
PGP) encrypted post to a list, using the list's public key, having the
list decrypt it, and then repost it to all subscribers, encrypted for
each using their respective public keys.

Granted that such a facility would be a system resources suck of an
order of magnitude greater than a simple, unencrypted list, however I
can see that it might well be useful in some cases.

It would also, in the current political climate, doubtless be deemed to
be something close to a national security threat, and even discussing
the idea might attract DHS attention.  I do recall that some years ago
that Phil Zimmerman, who invented PGP, was the subject of a criminal
investigation since the PGP algorithm was deemed by the US government to
be "weapon" subject to export controls.

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