pgp/mime vs in-line pgp
Per Tunedal Casual
pt at radvis.nu
Wed Apr 14 08:32:05 CEST 2004
At 21:52 2004-04-13, you wrote:
>it would be nice to sign/encrypt attachments all at once, but i can always
>sign/encrypt them individually, before attaching them.
You can set GPGrelay to sign/encrypt the attachments inlined, but it is
only recommended if the receiver cannot handle PGP-MIME.
PGP-MIME is far better but unfortunately PGP-MIME signed mail is not
transparent to non-pgp users. They will be confused by the empty mail with
the two strange attachments (though readable in a texteditor). Thus I
cannot use PGP-MIME widely.
(S/MIME has an advantage as such signatures doesn't confuse users: the mail
appears as usual in e.g. Outlook Express, only a fancy attachment is added.)
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