Sylpheed can't verify signature?

R. Bradley Tilley
Fri Jan 18 16:16:01 2002

Sylpheed's support for encryption is in its early stages. A standard sylpheed 
install doesn't include encryption support at all; it has to be added 
manually during the compile process.

Sylpheed's website cautions users that the encryption feature is still in 
very earliy development.

I would suggest that your firend use a different email client. Kmail or mutt 
are 2 of the best. I use Kmail with GUNpg daily without any problems.

On Friday 18 January 2002 09:56, you wrote:
> * On 18-01-02 at 14:36
> * Dallam Wych said....
> > Hi List,
> > A quick question please. Gnupg is new to me, I have only been using
> > it for a few weeks now. For numerous reasons I like the idea that
> > mail is signed and that I can identify that it really did come from
> > where it claims. However, on one (of the dozen) lists I subscribe to
> > someone has complained that I sign my mail when I post. They say
> > that Sylpheed pops up an annoying dialouge box ":can't verify
> > signature from?".
> > Could someone please enlighten me as to why this is? I have a dial
> > up account here, so at peak times I fetch my mail and disconnect and
> > read it offline. This is the only time I get something like
> > signature can't be verified. I know that my sig is verifiable, so is
> > his mailer misconfigured or is he just offline and can't be asked to
> > ever verify it? I don't know anything about Sylpheed, except that
> > apparently it has pop up dialouge boxes :)
> > Regards,
> > Dallam
> This is a good question for the mutt list.
> In brief it may be that Sylpheed cannot handle pgp mime types, you'l
> find Outhouse can't either and this can be fixed with some patches for
> mott.
> Mail me privately or post to for details.

Brad Tilley PBK
OUB Linux Systems Administrator
Phone: 540.231.6277
Fax: 540.231.3238