So Thawte/Verisign has decided to end their free personal email certificates and their web of trust program on November 16th. Frequently Asked Questions for the EOL of WOT
Rather take verisign up on their “one year free” after which it will cost me $20/yr for a cert (nevermind that they’ve never sent me the promotional code) I’m jumping ship to StartCom and using their free personal SSL certificate for email.
StartCom is starting their own Web of Trust, seemingly to replace Thawte. You can see my identity card at https://chrisconklin.startssl.com/
I also use PGP for e-mail from my UNI account. My public keys are available at: