End-to-end email security/privacy improvements
There is significant interest in improving the
privacy-related properties of Internet mail. One focus of
current efforts is on the per-hop (connection-based)
protections provided by TLS. However a wide range of other
work has a focus on end-to-end protection, at the Internet
scale of billions of end users and perhaps millions of
operators. Such work typically involves new forms of mail
header or body protection, new public key management
(compared to S/MIME or PGP), and security mechanisms more
appropriate for mobile/web user-agents. Other
security-relevant approaches may be discussed if needed.
Various proposals and development efforts on this topic are
underway outside the IETF. This mailing list provides an
IETF venue for discussion of elements that might be commonly
needed by such efforts and to identify work that the IETF
could do to aid in achieving better end-to-end security
deployed for Internet email.
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