[pskmail] Re: jpskmail not finding fldigi

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  • Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 18:23:40 -0400 (EDT)

On 28/Jun/2010 17:46 John Douyere <vk2eta@xxxxxxxxx> wrote ..
> Hi Brett,
> Good to see your setup is now working.
> Regarding the issue of account details and other confidentiality
> issues unfortunately as you mentioned most countries (if not all)
> prohibit encrypted message on Ham bands.
> There are also issues of message content (e.g. prohibition of
> advertising or providing financial gains like here in VK and most
> likely in other countries), third party messages and other restrictive
> regulations to take into account.
> Like you did, the work around of most "Pskmailers" is to dedicate an
> email account to this function.
> Therefore your banking emails for example don't get mixed up with the ham 
> ones.
> But since Pskmail gives you access to your own email account and not a
> fixed, pre-defined account like other systems, then the server has to
> know what your details are.


Well I have been around the block on email once or twice.  In the 1980's I wrote
a multiuser internet connected mail system that ran on the Radio Shack color
computer.  I also helped another fellow port an even better system to 
that same system.  Once I get myself up to speed on pskmail I am going to put
some serious thought into the issue.  A first pass in my mind is to use 
ONE TIME PAssWORDS.  There may be other options as well.  I will think on it
after I have a running server of my own.  I am at the moment without work, so it
may be a while before I can get a spare HF radio for a New York City server.

I also think that hams in every country need to urge their governments to allow
some kind of crypto for computer applications connected to radio.  In the U.S.A.
private land mobile users can use crypto, so at least here I do not see it as
much of a push at least on vhf and above.  With HF there are of course those
pesky treaties to deal with after one has convinced one's own government.
I think though that some jurisdictions could be swayed to allow limited crypto
if the key was available to the Post & Telcoms officials.  It is something to
think on or we hams may be left behind in the digital evolution.



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