[Wolves] PGP

Barbie barbie at missbarbell.co.uk
Thu Aug 12 18:01:25 BST 2004

On 12 August 2004 17:27 Peter Evans wrote:

> I guess what I was trying to ask was that, in respect of sending
> encrypted content, when/if they will give up on the idea of using
> speed limits and put speed limiters in their place.  Does this make
> sense? 

MessageLabs scan over 55 million emails a day. By putting in place verification restrictions to email, the delays for that kind of thing would be an absolute nightmare. MessageLabs are in a privileged position in that we are a specialised service for email scanning, most ISPs don't have anything near the level of scanning we have, beyond basic spam/virus detection. Adding the extra layer to hijack encrypted/signed email would be a huge resource drain. The repercussions would likely involve businesses applying pressure on government to remove the restrictions.

I could perhaps talk a little more about this in person, as I'm reluctant to go into details in an email. For obvious reasons ;)

Barbie (@missbarbell.co.uk) | Birmingham Perl Mongers user group | http://birmingham.pm.org/

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