Leave clearsigned content encoding alone, how?

Johan Wevers johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl
Sat Aug 6 09:35:45 CEST 2005

Richard Sperry wrote:

>What I am wondering is if we can simply UUencode  attachments, leave them
>alone and clear sign the whole message.

Yes. However, AFAIK base64 is the default for attachments, and uuencode does
have some problems with (now probably antique and not used any more) mail
>I am writing an installer for OL2003 clients, to make it easy to get GnuPG
>up and running on Windows, and yes I have changed OL's default to RTF over
>that HTML crap.

You mean that you now send rtf files instead of html? That's even worse:
html can be read as text (although MS usually makes a very good job of
obscuring its html), for rtf that's impossible. Then I would need to
run some X application to read it. For html, at least "lynx -dump"

>I don't mind HTML newsletters.  But when I email a client
>or a friend, why do I need to do it?

Usually for no good reason.

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