verification of clearsigned e-mails // question/request

Denis McCauley
Wed Apr 30 00:15:02 2003

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Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
> Even better: nag those who send broken signatures to fix their systems. I 
> guess in 90% of the cases the problem is at the sender's end. 

Hmmm. I'm not so sure about that as far as Windows mail programs are
concerned. I spent more than two months trying to get reliable clear-signing
on my w2k system before I found Enigmail, and more than 50% of the test
messages I sent which did not verify at reception were good in my outbox.

The worst offender is Eudora. Clear-signed messages which verify in
Enigmail, Outlook, Outlook Express, and Pegasus rarely verify in Eudora.
Outlook and OE also gave problems at the reception end until I installed PGP
with the plugins for these (PGP 8x or 6.5.8ckt for Outlook, PGP 8x only for
OE). Current-window or clipboard clear-signing with GPG now works fine on
these with the PGP plugins there.


 Denis McCauley
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