OpenPGP SMTP headers

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Tue May 18 22:30:01 CEST 2004

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On Tue, 18 May 2004, David Shaw wrote:

> 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.

i was asking here because i didn't know where to ask, but i know that
people on this list are involved with maintaining that RFC.

> 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.

make my own RFC... that sounds intimidating... i have no idea where to
start on a project like that... if anyone has any advice, please send it
to me (off list, if it's off topic).



 PGP key -
 762A 3B98 A3C3 96C9 C6B7 582A B88D 52E4 D9F5 7808

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