Encrypt & Sign

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Fri Jan 14 19:11:13 CET 2005

On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 11:25:59 -0500, David Shaw said:

> signer.  There is no particular reason why one is better than the
> other, but generally people like the identity protection aspect of

There is one reason: If you store texts in the clear you still can
keep the signature intact.  If you encrypt and sign then this won't be
possible.  To implement that you should - for practical reasons - not
use the combined method of gpg but the standard PGP/MIME method of
encrypting an PGP/MIME signed message.



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