The purpose of encrypting email is a no brainer...
Right. One way around it is to not email the stuff you want kept secret. I have enough people keeping their eye on me that it doesn't concern me.
However, husbands and wives are cyber stalking their spouses -- snooping right into the very bowels of their most secretive privacy -- in the hopes of finding something, call it basic insecurity on their part, that they are snooping on their better/worse half, so like hiding oneself in the bathroom to attain personal privacy, maybe email has come to this.
I remember a while back, Tony, you were really concerned about wiping your disk and really more concerned that someone could read the erased data, even when doing a DES erase.
Guess what. Now with homeland defense they don't need a warrant to enter your house and confiscate your stuff.
Being naked may be indecent exposure, but we're all cyber-naked with our most secret parts in public view when it comes to the internet and for some that could be detrement exposure.
However, if the idea if digital signatures catches on, I'd go for it.
Thanx for taking the time to explain, Tony.