PGP/MIME considered harmful for mobile

Jameson Rollins jrollins at
Fri Feb 25 02:45:03 CET 2011

On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 20:22:03 -0500, "Robert J. Hansen" <rjh at> wrote:
> Just as an FYI to the list --
> 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.

Yikes!  I thought we were almost done killing inline signatures!  Don't
revive it now!

If PGP/MIME is broken on android, we need to get them to fix it, not go
backwards to inline pgp.

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