PGP/MIME considered harmful for mobile

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Sun Feb 27 18:21:35 CET 2011

On 2/26/11 9:24 PM, Jameson Rollins wrote:

* IT DOESN'T HANDLE ATTACHMENTS.  That's fine with me: 95%+ of my
messages don't require attachments.  Any technology that can hit 95% of
the use case is fine by me.

* IT DOESN'T LIKE CHARACTER ENCODINGS.  Works fine for me with Latin-1
and UTF-8.

* FORMAT=FLOWED DOESN'T WORK RELIABLY.  I don't use format=flowed in the
first place.

... and so on and so on.  When I look at the objections to inline PGP,
the more I realize inline PGP hits the sweet spot for me and for a great
many other users.

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