pgp/mime vs in-line pgp
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Tue Apr 13 13:40:25 CEST 2004
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On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 02:43:05AM -0400, Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> what are the (dis)advantages of pgp/mime vs in-line pgp?
> of course, pgp/mime is an *official* standard, while in-line pgp is an
> *unofficial* standard. why isn't in-line pgp *officially* recognized as an
> email standard?
Inline PGP is absolutely an official standard. See RFC-2440. It's
just a different official standard than PGP/MIME (RFC-3156).
Inline PGP can't handle all the situations that PGP/MIME does, and
it's not nearly as transparent as PGP/MIME, but it is a genuine
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