Re: OT: More about GPG signing



Hello Tony,

Tony van der Hoff <tony@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
What is the benefit of such a signature?

Those who know him now can verify the signature. In addition, if at
any later stage someone else claims to have posted this message, the
OP can prove that it was indeed him who posted it. Everybody else
interested in either the OP or the message can also verify the
signature (though that might require some work to, for example, meet
the OP personally).

However, you are absolutely free to ignore the signature if it is of
no value to you and most clients will even hide it by default (or
show a small button). There is, however, no way to avoid excessive
quoting, which can easily exceed the size of a signature.

Best regards,

Claudius
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