MUA questions

Thomas Spuhler ThomasSpuhler at
Thu Feb 5 09:25:32 CET 2004

Hmmm..I am not in favor of inline signing (my Evolution doesn't support
it) but that's all you can do in Outlook. How do those folks in Germany
France etc. sign e-mail, using their Outlook?


On Thu, 2004-02-05 at 04:24, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> >> I don't even think it's a question, inline is more widely supported.
> >> That's unfortunate, as PGP/MIME has the advantage of being defined in
> >> an RFC and can properly deal with all types of mail messages and
> >> formats, whereas inline breaks pretty quickly when you feed it much
> >> more than plain old ASCII.  Inline also doesn't do anything for your
> >> attachments, making your job harder if you want to sign and encrypt a
> >> message to a friend and include an attachment.
> > 
> > the body of an email should really only contain plain-old ascii.
> Err. No. I cannot even write the names of several people I know just
> using plain ascii. Neither can I write all the words I use in day to day
> e-mail just using plain ascii. It might work for the english speaking
> folks out there, who aren't from german/swedish/whatever ancestry, but
> other languages *depend* on characters which cannot be found in the
> ascii charset.
> And for these people inline signing *does* break extremely quickly.
> Just sharing my € 0.02,
> Ralph
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