signature as attachment?

Mark H. Wood mwood@IUPUI.Edu
Wed Jul 16 19:35:19 2003

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On Wed, 16 Jul 2003, Ben Finney wrote:
> On 15-Jul-2003, Eddie Roosenmaallen wrote:
> > One thing to consider is that if you're corresponding with Windows
> > users, they probably can't read PGP/MIME messages. Either the sig will
> > be lost (best case), or they will see a blank message (common case).
> Slightly better than the "best" case you presented: The attachment is
> preserved and shown as an attached file of type
> "application/pgp-signature".

Not just on MS Windows, either.  pine on Linux gives me this last case
quite often.  The message processing hooks in pine seem to be at the wrong
places for PGP/MIME since you need the text of all bodyparts plus some of
the metadata in order to process this kind of message correctly.

(To head off helpful suggestions:  I already have mutt and I don't like
it; I already have Mozilla Mail and don't like it either.  I liked VMSmail
and I liked PMDF MAIL even better, but hated DECwindows' GUI MUA.  I may
write myself Yet Another MUA if I ever get the time.)

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Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   mwood@IUPUI.Edu
MS Windows *is* user-friendly, but only for certain values of "user".
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