Privacy Enhanced Mail

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Privacy Enhanced Mail

(PEM) Internet electronic mail which provides confidentiality, authentication and message integrity using various encryption methods.

See also Pretty Good Privacy.
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PEM

(Privacy Enhanced Mail) A standard for secure email on the Internet. It supports encryption, digital signatures and digital certificates as well as both private and public key methods. Not widely used, work on PEM later evolved into S/MIME. See MIME.
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