OpenPGP SMTP headers

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue May 18 22:13:23 CEST 2004

On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 03:55:12PM -0400, Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> would it be within the scope of RFC 2440 to recommend SMTP headers related
> to pgp keys? such as:
> X-OpenPGP-KeyID: 0xB88D52E4D9F57808 (4096-RSA)
> X-OpenPGP-Fingerprint: 762A 3B98 A3C3 96C9 C6B7 582A B88D 52E4 D9F5 7808
> X-OpenPGP-URL:

This is really a question for the IETF OpenPGP list, but the answer
(for me, anyway) is 'no'.  2440bis is mainly a data format document.

That isn't to say that you can't make a RFC for such a thing.  Just
that 2440bis isn't the one to use.


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