Current status of web-based secure email?

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The only reference I can find, on the web, is an old Crypto-Gram:

where Bruce Schneier looks at a few of the contenders, and damns them
with faint praise, ends up saying that Hushmail, in spite of some
obvious security vulnerabilities, is better than nothing, but not to be
compared with PGP or S/MIME.

Well, those comments were made back in 1999.  What I want to know is -
is there any more recent criticism or analysis of secure web-based
email?  How do the current versions of Hushmail, S-Mail, MailVault and
so on compare with PGP or S/MIME?  Where do they store private keys,
and how safe, really, are they?


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Hushmail is now considered a pretty solid web-based service. For one
thing, Phil Zimmerman (PGP fame, etc.) is now on the board and is
listed as "Chief Cryptographer." I would feel pretty good about that.


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I would like to know more about Hushmail.  Do they offer encryption for both
outgoing and incoming webmail?
Do they verify the identity of the sender and of the receiver?
Can their webmail system be integrated with SSL certificates where the
identity of the website has been
verified by Equifax Secure Inc.?

      Luigi Donatello Asero
 谢谢你,  спасибо,  tack så mycket!

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