Prospects for remailers

  • Sameer Parekh
Keywords: remailers, Internet privacy, Internet security, Internet standards, pseudo-anonymous server, pseudonymous identities, cypherpunks, cypherpunk remailer, cryptography, anonymous user, Mixmaster remailer system, anonymous payment system, article


Remailers have permitted Internet users to take advantage of the medium as a means to communicate with others globally on sensitive issues while maintaining a high degree of privacy. Recent events have clearly indicated that privacy is increasingly at risk on the global networks. Individual efforts have, so far, worked well in maintaining for most Internet users a modicum of anonymity. With the growth of increasingly sophisticated techniques to defeat anonymity, there will be a need for both standards and policies to continue to make privacy on the Internet a priority.

Author Biography

Sameer Parekh
snail mail: Community ConneXion
3038A Mabel Street, Berkeley, Calif. 94702 U. S. A.
A recent interview with the author can be found at
How to Cite
Parekh, S. (1996). Prospects for remailers. First Monday, 1(2).