GPG/PGP and Mail (was: Re: GnuPG: what email client should i use?)

Nils Ellmenreich
Wed, 2 Aug 2000 09:36:21 +0200 (CEST)

L. Sassaman wrote:

> application/pgp is not regular ASCII-armored mail. application/pgp should
> never be used.

> What is so wrong with using regular text?
Nothing's wrong with it unless you want to sign and/or encrypt mails with attachments. I'd like to sometimes, but then mailcrypt doesn't support it. And we're beyond the times of uuencode. Right now, the best thing is to have a mailer that can handle both, ascii armor and RFC2015. For the future, it'd be great to have just one sufficiently general standard that all/most mailers can handle. Cheers, Nils -- Nils Ellmenreich - Fakultaet fuer Math./Informatik - Nils @ - Univ. Passau - Uni-Passau.DE -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to