I receive a fair amount of email from strangers. My email address is public, which doesn’t seem
to be a popular choice these days, but I’ve received enough inspiring correspondence over the years
to leave it be.
When I receive a GPG encrypted email from a stranger, though, I immediately get the feeling that I
don’t want to read it. Sometimes I actually contemplate creating a filter for them so that they bypass
my inbox entirely, but for now I sigh, unlock my key, start reading, and – with a faint glimmer of
hope – am typically disappointed.