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On Tue, 26 May 1998 12:23:30 -0400, Bill Richarz wrote:

>It bothers me, and I'm using Eudora,  you didn't mention
>your software.   

I'm using PMMail 1.96a for OS/2 Warp.  I guess I must be more laid back
than a lot of people, but for the life of me I just can't grasp why
anyone would be bothered by a little bit of HTML.


>Also what's all that PGP stuff at the bottom?

I'm glad you asked that.  I was wondering when someone would get around
to that.  I was half expecting flames from the HTML/unsubscibe
bashers...  :)

PGP ("Pretty Good Privacy") is a robust shareware public/private key
data encryption system.  One of its features is the ability to
digitally "sign" a clear text ASCII text file, such as an E-Mail
message, using a hash code algorithm that generates a signature unique
to the text and the sender's private key.  In this manner, someone who
wants to make sure that a message is really from me, or has not been
altered, can go to a "trusted" PGP key server and download my public
key.  Since only I have my private key, only I can generate a signature
that matches the text of my message and my public key.  Anyone can feed
my message text with signature and my public key into their PGP
software and verify that I really said that stupid thing that I said...
  I suppose it could even be used by packet satellite operators to make
sure that no message text has disappeared 'twixt here and there
(ohmigod, I'm on topic again!).


Jim Shorney                                          -->.<--Put complaints in this box
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