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 "web key 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 offering the "web key service" technically has to

A way to set up such a service is document on the Web Key Service page.

Details / Discussion of the proposal

The elaborated proposal is a result of the EasyGpg2016 contract.


GnuPG "modern"

Mail User Agents

Mail Service Providers

WKD (last edited 2016-09-23 10:28:47 by AndreHeinecke)