Linux-gnupg and win-pgp

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at
Tue Sep 6 01:31:47 CEST 2005

On Mon, Sep 05, 2005 at 11:26:40PM +0200, Stefan Fuhrmann wrote:

> Im using kubuntu and so kmail with gnupg.
> When I send an encrypted mail to win user who has pgp the encrypted mail is 
> attached.
> 1.) Why this message is attached and pgp is not able to decrypt it?
> I have to save it first and decrypt it then. 

Because you send is a PGP/MIME (RFC3156) message, which is the better
and preferred way, but your correspondent's mail user agent (mail
program) doesn't support PGP/MIME.

> 2.) Is there a way to sent this mail so that win users have the mail in the 
> mail body and not as attachment?

I dunno if KMail can do that. Look for a "old method" option or "plain
text" option or something like that.

> But when I do it some german characters are not displayed!
> 3.) What is the reason for it?

Because by then the information over which charset the text was in is
lost. This is meta-information attached to the attachment, by saving
it you "loose" it.


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