GnuPG Clearsign vs. PGP/MIME Signing

David Shaw dshaw at
Sun Jun 5 01:00:12 CEST 2005

On Fri, Jun 03, 2005 at 08:30:53PM -0400, Dan Mundy wrote:
> hey all,
> i was wondering what the differences between conventional gpg
> clearsigning and pgp/mime signing are.  which one's better for what?
> which should i use more often? please help me!

When at all possible, use PGP/MIME.  It's automatically handles all of
the little fussy things that cause signatures to become invalid after
being mailed.  Plus, it handles attachments.  Plus, it handles
character sets that aren't US-ASCII.  Plus, plus, plus.


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