What is the benefit of signing an encrypted email

Martin Gollowitzer gollo at fsfe.org
Wed Jan 19 19:35:38 CET 2011

Hi Werner,

* Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> [110119 19:31]:
> 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).

I think this would be really great. Do you think it's worth the effort
to contact the developers of Thunderbird/Enigmail, Mutt, Gnus and some
others that support OpenPGP about this?


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