PGP/MIME considered harmful for mobile

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Fri Feb 25 02:33:11 CET 2011

On 02/24/2011 08:22 PM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> On Android's mail application, PGP/MIME attachments are nigh-unusable.
> It won't render even the plaintext portions: it has to be downloaded and
> opened with a text reader.  If you're concerned about your mail being
> readable on a mobile device (which is increasingly important nowadays),
> you might want to consider switching to inline signatures.

thanks for the heads-up, Robert.  I'm assuming you're talking about
PGP/MIME signed mail, not encrypted mail.

Has this been reported to wherever this mailreader tracks their bugs?
if so, could you provide a link to the bug report?  I'd like to follow
the discussion.



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