RFCs, standards, pink bunnies and flower patterns was -- Re: GPG Outlook Plug-In and Signatures

Nicholas Cole npcole at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Oct 17 16:39:54 CEST 2006

--- Ryan Malayter <ryan at malayter.com> wrote:

> Again I must state that one has little to do with
> the other. MHTML's
> MIME format may not play nice with PGP/MIME's
> encapsultation format,
> but it didn't *have* to be that way. S/MIME, for
> example, seems to
> make provisions for playing nicely with other MIME
> structures such as
> MHTML, as well as arbitrary attachments.

What is it about the PGP/MIME spec that makes it not
play nicely with HTML email?  Or vice versa?

I've always assumed that lack of HTML support said
more about the crypto crowd's preference for text
email than some technical problem, but perhaps I was


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