GPG/PGP and Mail (was: Re: GnuPG: what email client should i
Tue, 1 Aug 2000 16:14:52 -0700 (PDT)
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On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Nils Ellmenreich wrote:
> >>>"t" == thi <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> t> gnu emacs and mailcrypt.el.
> That's what I'm using right now, however there are some
> shortcomings. The big issue is which standard to use and only after
> that, which mailreader to use.
> In general, there are three popular options for encrypted mail:
> - PGP Ascii armor (used by Emacs/Mailcrypt and lot's of other
> mailers. This is the "old" standard. No MIME support whatsoever, just
> plain text.)
> - PGP/MIME and OpenPGP [RFC 2015 and 2440] (This is what Mutt, Pine,
> Emacs/Mew a.s.o. use. It's MIME multipart/encrypted. From "our"(i.e. gpg)
> point of view, this would in theory be the best to use.
Wrong. Pine cannot use RFC 2015, and neither can Outlook. The best method
is to use the regular ASCII armor.
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Comment: OpenPGP Encrypted Email Preferred.
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