PGP/Mime and Outlook (was: gpgme and signature comments)
jerry.windrel at verizon.net
Wed Jun 23 02:41:45 CEST 2004
I'm able to read PGP/Mime messages in Outlook Express, although in a
relatively painful way. It arrives as 2 attachments, one .txt and the other
signature.dat. I even recently found a way to verify those signatures with
the free version of PGP, although it requires lots of clicking.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Thompson" <Billt at Mahagonny.com>
To: "Werner Koch" <wk at gnupg.org>
Cc: "Gnupg-Users" <gnupg-users at gnupg.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 3:19 PM
Subject: PGP/Mime and Outlook (was: gpgme and signature comments)
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> On Tue, 22 Jun 2004 15:37:12 +0200
> Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 12:42:29 -0700, Bill Thompson said:
> > > This may be a shot in the dark, but is anyone else having issues with
> > > adding comments to a GPG ascii signature when signing through gpgme?
> > The canonical answer is: Do not use inlined signatures - use proper
> > PGP/MIME signatures.
> > For good reasons I orginally implemented only the PGP/MIME signature
> > format and abstained from doing this pretty long outdated PGP kludge
> > on signing mails. You problems is just one of severals.
> I understand the problems with in-line signatures, but unfortunately many
> of the people I send e-mail to use M$ Outlook and Outlook Express. Outlook
> Express treats PGP/MIME signatures as "hostile attachments" and will not
> let OE users open them by default. The MS Office version of Outlook hides
> the signature attachment as a dat file. At least with an ASCII signature
> the recipient can see the signature and read the e-mail no matter how
> broken their MUA is.
> Is there a better answer to the compatibility issue? Should I just stop
> signing messages altogether? What are other people doing?
> - -BillT
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