Mime Type for Encrypted Attachments
Fri May 23 09:26:02 2003
On Fri, 23 May 2003 00:56:38 +0200, Ingo Klöcker said:
> Are you not confusing something? The encrypted and armored message is
> not in the application/pgp-encrypted but in the
> application/octet-stream message part. Typical message (the same as in
Oops. You are of course right.
> And using pgp-keys is IMO also wrong because this will confuse MUAs
> which provide an Import Key functionality for pgp-keys attachments and
Of course only for message containing a key.
> The correct content-type is application/octet-stream with
> Content-Description: encrypted data. But that's what I already wrote in
If you use MIME, use it correctly: rfc3156 ;-) If you don't want that,
don't indicate that it is a MIME message. If attachments are to be
encrypted separately, use text/plain and let the user check whether he
can figure out what to do when noticing the BEGIN PGP line.
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