Much easier Email crypto, by fetching pubkey via HTTPS

How does it work?

As an email user, you just select the recipient(s) and can see that the email will be encrypted.

If you and your peers use email-providers offering this "service", it works by the first email. Otherwise encryption will start after you have exchanged some emails.

Technically your email client will automatically

An email-provider supporting privacy can

Details / Discussion

Pubkey Distribution Concept <- the (technical) details

The elaborated proposal is a result of the EasyGpg2016 contract.


Current GnuPG 2.2

Mail User Agents

(Note that mail users agents using a modern GnuPG 2.2 will automatically do WKD requests via GnuPG. So they are WKD ready.)

Automatic pubkey bootstrapping (using the Web Key Service)

Mail Service Providers

Organisations using WKD

WKD stand-a-lone (without WKS)

WKD (last edited 2018-05-31 19:12:19 by Werner Koch)