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0005368GNUnetdocumentationpublic2022-08-02 16:25
ReporterlynX Assigned To 
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
Summary0005368: HOWTO: SMTP mail federation over GNUnet
DescriptionIn the discussion re 0004625 you suggested that the existing GNS
functionality is enough to fully implement a store-and-forward
mail system on SMTP basis. I think we should start sending and
receiving email over gnunet and host secret mailing lists in it.
Steps To ReproducePlease provide us with a demo script that would set up gnunet
nodes in such a way that they can exchange mail with other nodes
set up in the same way, just by addressing
Tagsexample, infrastructure, spam, world domination



2018-06-27 17:01

developer   ~0013090

Why would we want SMTP federation over GNUnet?

SMTP is *not* the smartest way to do mail in the next generation
internet: I would prefer secushare or pEp/gnunet if any of those
were available. Until they are, smtp/gnunet is less bad:

SMTP over GNUnet is more secure than SMTP+TLS, because X.509 is
unreliable and MITM-prone. SMTP over Tor is a reasonable alter-
native unless the Tor network is under attack. It is non-obvious
which of the two networks, Tor or GNUnet, provides better metadata
protection. Please read in that
regard. Therefore SMTP over GNUnet is a welcome alternative to

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-06-27 16:55 lynX New Issue
2018-06-27 16:55 lynX Status new => assigned
2018-06-27 16:55 lynX Assigned To => Christian Grothoff
2018-06-27 16:55 lynX Tag Attached: example
2018-06-27 16:55 lynX Tag Attached: infrastructure
2018-06-27 16:55 lynX Tag Attached: spam
2018-06-27 16:55 lynX Tag Attached: world domination
2018-06-27 17:01 lynX Note Added: 0013090
2018-06-27 21:44 Christian Grothoff Assigned To Christian Grothoff =>
2018-06-27 21:44 Christian Grothoff Priority high => low
2018-06-27 21:44 Christian Grothoff Status assigned => acknowledged
2018-06-27 21:44 Christian Grothoff Severity major => feature
2018-06-27 21:44 Christian Grothoff Reproducibility unable to reproduce => N/A
2022-08-02 16:25 willow Tag Attached: test
2022-08-02 16:25 willow Tag Detached: test