Mutt not showing signature flag

Simon Ward simon at
Thu Dec 23 14:59:11 CET 2010

On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 11:59:49AM +0000, Simon Ward wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 05:08:33PM -0700, Aaron Toponce wrote:
> > As the subject says, the signature flag is not showing in the index.
> > Well, that's not entirely true. It will show after I view the signed
> > message in the pager then go back to the index tree.
> […]
> > Anyone else who's a mutt user experience this inconsistency? I'm
> > familiar with both inline and PGP/MIME signatures.
> Now that you mention it, this does happen for me too, both for inline
> PGP and PGP/MIME, also for S/MIME.

After a little investigation I believe signed mails that have had
signatures from mailing lists attached are not decoded until you view
the message.  I’m guessing that Mutt only checks for Content-Type
multipart/signed, but these messages are multipart/mixed.

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a
simple system that works.—John Gall
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