OpenPGP and usability
patrick at mozilla-enigmail.org
Wed Aug 8 20:20:28 CEST 2007
Werner Koch wrote:
>> Problem 2: PGP/MIME. Correspondents who were using PGP/MIME for
>> attachments found massive interoperability problems. Apparently,
>> Enigmail has an idiosyncratic way of doing PGP/MIME which causes
>> heartache and woe for non-Enigmail users. (I haven't confirmed this;
>> this is just according to him.)
> It is really a shame that the one Free Software project which is known
> by more than the computer geeks - namely Mozilla - is refusing to
> support an established standard like PGP/MIME. We have had several
> implementations of it over the years for the new mail componnent (now
> known as Thunderbird) but all of them have been refused without giving
> good reasons.
> In this regard Thunderbird is no better than Outlook!
But there is Enigmail, and I'm doing my best to integrate .it as neatly
as possible into Thunderbird ;-)
> BTW: We would be able to solve the Outlook PGP/MIME sending problem if
> we could informally agree on a variant of the Content-Type header which
> gets checked by PGP/MIME aware MUAs before they use the real
> Content-Type. Yes, it would be an ugly hack but very helpful.
What precisely would you need (or send)? I would be open to implement
such a "solution" in Enigmail, if it helps!
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