crypto mailbox

Andreas Hasenack andreas at
Fri Apr 22 09:31:23 EDT 2005

On Thu, Apr 21, 2005 at 11:11:48PM +0200, Natalino Picone wrote:
> Hi all,
> i was wondering if there is a way to crypt the user mail spool in order 
> to avoid that other users (root included) can read the user mailbox 
> content. Something like gpg encryption on the mail file. Any idea ?

This means the cyrus-imap server would need access to the necessary key
to decrypt the mailbox's contents before sending them to the client. And
root would have access to that key as well. This would only work to
avoid "accidental" email readings done by root.

The best way is to make the user encrypt his/her own emails whenever

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