Any Hushmail users?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by JD, Feb 16, 2002.

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  1. JD

    JD Registered Member

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    Anyone here use Hushmail? It's web based email that encrypts your email using OpenPGP. Philip Zimmerman, creator of PGP now works for Hushmail. They've got a free service and you can also upgrade to a paid service which gives you more storage space (32MB). Of course, you have to use it with other Husmail users in order for the mail to be encrypted, and it does it all transparent to the user.  Not bad at all.  

    https://www.hushmail.com/

    :D
     
  2. luv2bsecure

    luv2bsecure Infrequent Poster

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    As a matter of fact, yes! I use Hushmail frequently. My wife and I ALWAYS communicate via Hushmail. It IS OpenPGP and the nature of the set-up makes it worthless to big brother snoops or anyone else. All info stays encrypted on the Hush servers and they have no way of knowing your key the way it's done.

    In fact, it was a big surprise when Zimmerman went to work for Hush. There was quite a tiff in the cryptography tradeletters between Zimmerman, Bruce Schneier, president of Counterpane Systems and the online encrypted emailers. Fun to watch.

    In fact, I figured out who writerranger was by a thread that included a post by him where he said it was Schneier and not Zimmerman who went to work for Hush, inc. I had suspected writerranger was Schneier for quite some time, but that was an obvious ruse. Nobody caught it either! It may have been in this forum or on DSLReports, but when I saw that, I saw deflection in case anybody was on to him. Schneier is a personal hero of mine and I think he is absolutely brilliant, so I'll say nothing negative about him.  I also happen to know he has what he calls a "passion" for desktop security. I saw writerranger say that several times in posts in this forum. I wish he still posted here. I think some people got a litttle peeved that he didn't agree with them on everything and he's always called it like he sees it.

    Hushmail is a great service. I would recommend it to anyone. All the others? Forget them.

    John
     
  3. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Hi John,

    I too wished writerranger would post again, he made some very good postings on the old board (although I absolutely didn't agree with his wordings about Steve Gibson and Paul W.). But it's up to him whether he would like to post here or not (and BTW we try to keep this a friendly place).
    May I kindly ask you a favor, John? Would you please refrain from guessing in public who is behind a nickname? Thanks very much.

    BTW: I always like to read the cryptogram-news-letter by Bruce!

    Best regards, Jan.
     
  4. luv2bsecure

    luv2bsecure Infrequent Poster

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    I'm sorry. That really was stupid of me. I should have been thinking. I guess because he's "famous" I thought it was different. Obviously, you are right, it's not different. Sorry for the dumb mistake, it won't happen again.

    John
     
  5. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    OK, thanks John!   :)
     
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