At 10:03 AM 5/25/2007, Edward R Kryda wrote:
>John Valenti writes:
>>MSU's central email system has used encryption since the re-design of a few years ago. POP, IMAP and the web interface all use encrypted
>>The mail isn't encrypted on the mail servers, maybe that is what you are asking about? I haven't seen a big need for that, at least in our department.
>>Perhaps this would be a good reason to suggest not forwarding email to another system (or to keep all participants within mail.msu.edu).
>I'm not aware of any e-mail systems encrypting locally stored e-mail messages. I know that Google doesn't from our presentation this week. Its true that we can transmit data to mail.msu.edu encrypted, and as you pointed out the weak point is the e-mail to e-mail server connections.
>It sounds like someone would like a PKI, public key infrastructure, for encrypting individual messages. Implementing a PKI for campus would be a large project to undertake.
If MSU is going to outsource its e-mail, maybe that should be part of the project.