He suggests that,
Encryption seems to lie somewhere between privacy, security, and a mountain of engineering acronyms and standards. Unfortunately for regular people, most of these systems are overbuilt and the process is so painful that I would argue it barely even functions.
He describes his experience of following Joar Winfor’s excellent tutorial on setting up encryption in Apple Mail, drawing attention to the frustrations of the whole process.
He also makes a few suggestions on how some usability could be introduced. A great read.
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Tags: Apple Mail, certificates, encryption, just too bloody difficult, mail.app, thawte, usability, user friendly