pgp/mime vs in-line pgp
Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder
avbidder at fortytwo.ch
Tue Apr 13 09:54:45 CEST 2004
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On Tuesday 13 April 2004 08.43, Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> * i've only heard of one MUA that chokes on in-line pgp, but plenty
> of MUAs can't handle pgp/mime.
Plenty? I know only one MUA that chokes on PGP/MIME. Other's don't
support PGP, but most still properly display the email.
> * i've *never* had an in-line signature cause problems with someone's
> poorly configured virus filter.
The big problem with inline is non-ascii text: when the senders charset
differs from the receivers, the receivers MUA is likely to convert the
message before displaying/storing - breaking the signature (not an
issue when the receiver's MUA directly supports GPG/PGP.)
I'm not sure, but I can imagine that there may be problems with line
wrapping, too, on conversions to/ftom quoted-printable.
Then there's the obvious advantage of PGP/MIME when you need to send
- -- vbi
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