PGP/MIME mailers

Werner Koch
Thu, 6 Jan 2000 08:56:37 +0100

On Wed, 5 Jan 2000, ESP wrote:

> Despite the "deprecation," the old way seems to be the most
> portable. Sadly, PGP/MIME doesn't have any built-in backwards
> compatibility, so it's not very useful for widespread communication.
That is only true for signature. The more important encryption format is quite portable as you can simple use gpg to decrypt it without knowing about MIME at all. If you want to check the signatures, you either have to write a script which does this for uou or use a compliant mailer.
> [I've actually seen complaints from Eudora users that their mailer
> will treat _any_ MIME parts as "attachments" and auto-save them to a
Does that mean you can't read any MIMEified mail with Eudora? or does it simply display only the first MIME part? IIRC, there is a new version available - does this one work correct? -- Werner Koch at keyid 621CC013 Boycott Amazon! -