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From: chris+fulldisc at ruvolo.net (Chris Ruvolo)
Subject: Re: a PGP signed mail? Has to be spam!

On Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 08:54:11PM -0700, Michael Gale wrote:
> For example look at this message - it have a PGP signature that my mail
> client says it very good. It trusts it - but according to the PGP
> signature this e-mail is from Bill Gates, from bill@...rosoft.com

Actually, it doesn't say anything for us.  You neglected to upload your
bogus public key to a keyserver or give us a key directly.

All too many people that post signed messages to mailing lists forget this
crucial step!  No one can validate your message unless they can get your
key!  (Attention hushmail users, this is for you.)

That said, I agree, having a valid signature doesn't make a message not
spam.  Having a valid signature from a *trusted* key is another story.  If
we can't retirive your key from a public keyserver, we can never figure out
if there is a trust path without asking you for a key first.  This doesn't
work.  Use the keyservers, people.

-Chris
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