GPG Outlook Plug-In and Signatures

Ryan Malayter ryan at
Mon Oct 16 05:27:36 CEST 2006

On 10/14/06, Werner Koch <wk at> wrote:
> Anyway, HTML mails are evil.

But unfortunately they're here to stay. RFC 2557 is now listed as
"standards track".

I used to rail against HTML mail myself, but all my reasoning was
soundly rebuffed by the CEO, CFO, my Mom, my sister, and really just
about everybody else. They want their "pretty fonts and pictures" in
their email. Security, legibility, and compatibility be damned.

Now, well, I gave up fighting that battle. I still write mostly
plain-text email, but reply in HTML when sent it. But even I originate
an HTML email or two when a bulleted list or table is needed. It can
add value to the content of a message when used judiciously.

All problems can be solved by diplomacy, but violence and treachery
are equally effective, and more fun.

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