PGP/MIME considered harmful for mobile
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As usual, Robert explains it clearly and succinctly.
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From: "Robert J. Hansen" <rjh at sixdemonbag.org>
> To: gnupg-users at gnupg.org
> Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 12:21:35 -0500
> Subject: Re: PGP/MIME considered harmful for mobile
> On 2/26/11 9:24 PM, Jameson Rollins wrote:
> > http://josefsson.org/inline-openpgp-considered-harmful.html
> * 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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