Linux-gnupg and win-pgp

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at
Tue Sep 6 08:39:11 CEST 2005

On Tue, Sep 06, 2005 at 01:53:18AM +0200, Stefan Fuhrmann wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 6. September 2005 01:31 schrieb Lionel Elie Mamane:
>> 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.

> okay, most of the win users have what....?

So they suffer from a very limited feature set. ;-)

>>> 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.

> Cant find something like that.

In the message composition window, in the toolbar, there is a choice
list between "Inline OpenPGP", "OpenPGP/MIME" and a few others. Choose
"Inline OpenPGP".

>>> 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.

> hmmm... I dont understand this: when I save the message the
> information is lost?! Why?

The filesystem doesn't have a "place" for this information.


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