[Mailman-Users] Mailman security question

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Mon May 6 23:41:37 CEST 2013

On 5/6/2013 4:54 PM, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> 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.
There is a patch that is supposed to do that. I have not tried it.


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