ATT000#.dat files

Walter Truitt
Thu, 31 Aug 2000 09:36:27 -0500 (CDT)

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On 31 Aug, misans wrote:

> PGP email from Linux users arrives in two file attachments -- an
> .asc file and an "ATT000#" .dat file. In one case, the .dat file
> contained the encrypted message, in another, the signature, which my
> PGP program calls a "bad signature". Can anyone explain what this
> ATT .dat file is about? Thanks.
It is a MS Outlook or Outlook express thing. I find it irritating when people send messages with this program and all attachments are stuck in this dat file. I think I heard something about changing the settings from RTF to Text fix that in the composing problems. As to the signatures, my wife uses it, but doesn't ever check them. She likes the way it puts the ribbons on the messages. :) I feel if you want to use outlook, you either have to go to the application/x-pkcs7-mime or use pgp clearsign and encryption. I don't think it can properly handle the pgp mime messages from your description. I haven't tried it myself though. -walter -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.0 (SunOS) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE5rm1WiLUKb039nx4RAsSeAJ0SFW2l6YzhNz5o7kL9Joos+sbMbQCg7rBU ParpF9z5i3W7IRBGr6F7LWs= =W5v+ -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to