pgp/mime vs in-line pgp
Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder
avbidder at fortytwo.ch
Wed Apr 14 10:54:51 CEST 2004
On Wednesday 14 April 2004 10.31, Per Tunedal Casual wrote:
> At 09:56 2004-04-14, you wrote:
> >On Wednesday 14 April 2004 08.32, Per Tunedal Casual wrote:
> >> 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.
> >Name one mailer except MSOE which also shows this behaviour. All
> > other mailers I've come across
Please, please, please, pretty please, do NOT cc: me on replies.
> NO, PGP-MIME looks really strange in Outlook Express. You'd better
> try it!
Also, please read what I wrote. I challenge you to name another mailer
which *also* shows that broken behaviour. I know MSOE's behaviour. But
| PGP-MIME signed mail is not transparent to non-pgp users. They will be
| confused by the empty mail with the two strange attachments
makes it sound like a general problem. It is *not* a general problem, it
is a problem with one specific mail application from one vendor widely
known for the outstanding quality of its software products. From
hearsay, it's even only MSOE and not Outlook.
> I cannot give up the OE-users as they are the mainpart of my
> customers. Thus I have to stick to inlined pgp-signing (doesn't
> always verify OK) or switch to S-MIME (rather not!).
I can fully understand that situation. I tend to use PGP/MIME wherever
possible, especially on mailing lists. As I've said in my previous
email, I do make exceptions for the few MSOE users I have to
communicate with. (and I also do not play the begin game with MSOE
To my enjoyment, even many non-tech-savvy computer users and die-hard
Windows victims I know are slowly switching from MSOE to Mozilla (in
most cases without me urging me to), so that problem should disappear
within a few years.
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