What is the benefit of signing an encrypted email

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Wed Jan 19 19:29:35 CET 2011


I'd like to see a feature in MUAs to wrap the entire mail as presented
in the composer into a message/rfc822 container and send the actual
message out with the same headers as in the rfc822 container.  This
allows to sign the entire mail including the headers.  On the receiving
site the MUA should figure out that the signed headers match the actual
ones and visually indicate the message including the header as signed.
This is fully MIME compliant and should not break any MIME aware mailer
(except for those only claiming to support MIME).



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