Date: 2009-11-21 16:47:00
thawte web-of-trust shut down, what next?
Since Thawte has shut down their free Personal Email Certificates program, there doesn't appear to be a free community-driven replacement for S/MIME certificates. Thawte VeriSign offers personal email certificates for US$20 per year, but no thanks.

It looks like we're back to the tried-and-true PGP for no-cost secure person-to-person communications.
Do they provide email signing certificates? I thought they just provided SSL certificates, but I just checked their web site and can't immediately see what they do offer.
Greg Hewgill <>