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Mark H. Wood
mwood at IUPUI.Edu
Thu Dec 9 14:45:28 CET 2004
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On Wed, 8 Dec 2004, Neil Williams wrote:
> On Wednesday 08 December 2004 6:00 pm, Don Ferguson wrote:
> > In this case it happens to be the corporate version of Outlook with
> > Exchange server.
> Why not post from home?
> > That's also why using other email clients really isn't
> > an option. So as things stand for now, I may need to accept that I
> > won't be able to verify PGP/MIME signatures attached to the messages.
> > While it would be nice to be able to do this with Outlook, I can live
> > without it for now.
> But old-style inline signatures are deprecated for very good reasons. PGP/MIME
> is the future of GnuPG/PGP signatures. You really ought to use a different
> email client. It isn't impossible, no matter what the corporate mentality,
> you could use Mozilla Thunderbird - on a USB stick if necessary.
Our corporate email group runs Exchange. My MUA is Pine. Outlook is not
an absolute requirement to work with Exchange.
(Okay, because I'm a former Postmaster and refugee from the mainframe
world, my setup is a little more complicated. Incoming mail is sucked out
of Exchange using fetchmail, injected into Exim, and delivered to a local
mailbox. Outgoing mail goes through Exim to wherever Exim thinks it
should go, and it does the Right Thing for mail back to Exchange
accounts. It all gives me something to tinker with over lunch. But Pine
plus a PGP/MIME filter should suffice, so long as Exchange is set up to
Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer mwood at IUPUI.Edu
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