July 26, 2004

S/MIME Usage

Just a question (for the large number of readers out there). How widely used are S/MIME certificates for signing e-mails and such?

I have been eyeing PGP for a while, but as there is no longer a free version available, I looked to alternatives. Apple has S/MIME built into Mail.app, so I went to Thawte to get a certificate, and signing and encryption has been working perfectly. For some reason, most of my friends still insist on using GnuPG. I found a plugin for Mail.app, but it's a bit of a hack. Anyways, I'm pushing for my friends to use S/MIME because it's built into Thunderbird. If any of you are notaries, please email me.

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