question regarding gnupg in my regular signature

Andrew McDonald
Wed, 13 Dec 2000 21:41:01 +0000

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On Wed, Dec 13, 2000 at 02:36:55PM -0600, Bryan K. Walton wrote:

> OK, more research has helped me to understand what I am looking for.=20
> I think what I am wanting to do is send "clearsign" my emails. Now,
> if I can only figure out how to get Mutt to do this automatically.
mutt usually creates PGP/MIME format mail when using pgp/gpg. This is the best method to use. However, few mailers support it at the moment. mutt also supports the older application/pgp format. Putting: set pgp_create_traditional=3Dask-no in you .muttrc will get mutt to ask you whether you want PGP/MIME or application/pgp, defaulting in this case to PGP/MIME. However, some mailers still get confused by this and think the whole mail is an attachment (since it is of type application/pgp). For sending mail to such people (e.g. Outlook with the PGP plugin) I have two macros which can sign and sign/encrypt the body of an e-mail (bound to S and N respectively). These can be run from the compose screen just before sending the mail. # macros for very broken mailers that want pgp data as text/plain macro compose S "Fgpg --no-verbose --clearsign --armor\ny" "GPG sign as text/plain" macro compose N "Fgpg --no-verbose -v -o - --encrypt --sign --textmode --armor --always-trust\ny" "GPG encrypt as text/plain" These work, but are a bit of a cludge compared to mutt's proper PGP support. Has anybody got a better version of these? HTH, Andrew --=20 Andrew McDonald E-mail: --ikeVEW9yuYc//A+q Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE6N+zt/LupyPLe7TYRAnK5AJ98TmfskBNDBYlpftfNx4BY0DFV5QCeP8dX 0YJzI0YhwPNQk/W+oWkWP1w= =SSvC -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --ikeVEW9yuYc//A+q-- -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to