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What is a message digest used for

By linuspauling ·
A: Encrypting message headers
B: Providing on-the-fly encryption
C: Double-encrypting messages
Compressing data after encryption
E: Ensuring that a message has not been tampered with

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by Al Macintyre In reply to What is a message digest ...

None of the above.

I subscribe to a number of internet lists in which people send messages to a particular e-mail address which bounces them to everyone who signed up for the list & I can get anywhere from 10 to 1,000 messages a day from my lists.

Instead of getting tons of little messages, I can subscribe to the digest & get a few humongous mails, or depending on the service, I can subscribe to a condensed version of the traffic, then go to the archives to get the full text on the message that interests me.

Digest is merely a way of organizing data for the convenience of people who engage in high volume e-mail discussion.

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by Cedric King In reply to What is a message digest ...

If I am not wrong, the prevoius answer is for listserv.
For Message Digest, it would be most likely be E though A could be the answer too. The rest is very unlikely.

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