[aur-general] Spammer Accounts

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Jun 24 06:27:58 UTC 2019

On Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:25:04 +0530, Ram Kumar via aur-general wrote:
>the signature which is attached here with, is a public key of yours
>and can be used to encrypt the messages which are to be sent to you,
>and you can decrypt it using ur private key.
>Am i understood correctly?

The purpose of signing messages, which is usually frowned upon on
almost all mailing lists, ensures that the content of a mail can't be
changed without getting attantion and to ensure that the sender _is_
really the sender and not just somebody who pretends to be the sender.
This works even while those mails are _not_ encrypted. You need to
import the public key, to verify the signed email and you need to
maintain a web of trust, to verify the imported key first.

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