PGP/MIME considered harmful for mobile

Martin Gollowitzer gollo at
Fri Feb 25 18:11:46 CET 2011

* Patrick Brunschwig <patrick at> [110225 10:10]:
> On 25.02.11 07:43, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> > On 2/24/11 10:15 PM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> >> my colleague is using the application named "email", version 2.2.2 on a
> >> stock 2.2.1 motorola droid.
> > 
> > My problem is reproducible on a stock Droid X running 2.2.something --
> > just got off a very long flight, funeral in the morning: I'll dig the
> > precise version number tomorrow.
> The only mail client on Android I know of to handle OpenPGP messages is
> K9 (together with APG). But K9 only supports inline-PGP, PGP/MIME
> messages are not displayed.

This is true, but K9 at least does display the messages correctly.
Despite that, PGP/MIME support is being worked on because it's
considered better than inline PGP.

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