PGP/MIME considered harmful for mobile

David Tomaschik david at
Sun Feb 27 19:13:26 CET 2011

On 02/27/2011 12:21 PM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> 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.

How about "inline confuses users who don't know anything about OpenPGP"?


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