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Karsten Patzwaldt kpa@gmx.net
Mon, 4 Oct 1999 18:39:43 +0200

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On Mon, Oct 04, 1999 at 01:33:57PM +0100, Chris wrote:

> I have got GPG installed and it seems to work fine but what i can't
> work out is how to get my email client to work with it e.g. encrypt
> the msg and import the public key. what clients do you all use and
> which is the best for the job
No MUA-battle, please, but mutt seems to be perfect when being used with GnuPG. The program is written by Michael Elkins, a coauthor of RFC2440, which describes the OpenPGP-standard, and thus mutt's OpenPGP-support rules and, despite of this, is unique. Other people like to use pine and pgp4pine, and there are a hell lot of people who like this. The good thing - or, for the mutt user, the bad thing - about this is that it doesn't use OpenPGP's MIME-types, and thus you have no problems with reading the messages with any MUA (Outlook for example has problems with OpenPGP). There are more MUAs with PGP-support, as XFMail, which is easy to use, and Emacs, which is, ..., I don't comment on this :) But pine and mutt seem to be widespread, and I prefer mutt. Maybe you look at the "X-Mailer:"-headers in this list, in my archive, mutt is the leading MUA, followed by ELM, Emacs, XFMail and XCmail. Wondering why pine is not in the list... Regards, Karsten --tsOsTdHNUZQcU9Ye Content-Type: application/pgp-signature -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.0 (OpenBSD) Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org iD8DBQE3+NhPx8lkzSW5GKsRAW6nAJ9kqZKwGJMCZEVcYHXSe6A6H2OdNgCgjNSC ubW6BeqBtpemQ/5Oz9gyby4= =O6A7 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --tsOsTdHNUZQcU9Ye--