Weblog:   The Fuss About Gmail and Privacy: Nine Reasons Why It's Bogus
Subject:   You might as well ask how do people without browsers access the web?
Date:   2004-04-17 15:02:48
From:   nzheretic
Response to: Browser-side Javascript public key encyption

If you log in to such a system using a non javascript browser you could have two options.
1) Read and write only plaintext emails; OR
2) Trust Google with your "privacy password" and access to your private key to decode the content serverside, with defeats the point of the whole exercise.