Jargons of Info Tech industry
tim at tt1lock.org
Sun Oct 9 15:44:42 CEST 2005
In comp.lang.java.programmer Roedy Green <my_email_is_posted_on_my_website at munged.invalid> wrote or quoted:
> Read my essay.
FYI, this bit:
``Like ICQ, someone cannot send you mail without your prior permission.
They can't send you mail because they don't have your public key to
encrypt the mail.''
...is pretty confusing - because "public key" is a term with a technical
meaning in cryptography - and a public key really *is* public.
If you want to allow email only from a list of senders, then you use
a simple white list. Cryptography is not needed or desirable if this
is the intended goal.
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