[META] please start To: with gnupg-users at gnupg.org, i.e.: To: gnupg-users at gnupg.org

John Clizbe John at enigmail.net
Tue Jan 31 00:28:39 CET 2012

MFPA wrote:
> Hi
> On Monday 30 January 2012 at 2:13:48 AM, Jerry wrote:
>> On Mon, 30 Jan 2012 01:52:44 +0000 MFPA articulated:
>>> Looking through recent postings, the signature
>>> delimiter seems to appear in about half of the
>>> messages on this list.
>>> - --
>>>  Best regards
>>> MFPA
>>> mailto:expires2012 at rocketmail.com
>> Interestingly enough, your "Sig Delimiter" is bonked.
> That is an unfortunate consequence of signing my message with GnuPG;
> all lines lose trailing spaces and any line beginning with a dash gets
> prefixed with a dash and a space.

That is part of the OpenPGP standard RFC 4880. Trailing space removed and line
endings canonicalized to CR-LF. Lines beginning with a hyphen/dash are
dash-space escaped "- " in order to avoid confusion with OpenPGP message headers.

There used to be a bug in the Mozilla mailnews code that left "-- "alone, but
stripped the space from "- -- ". I think it was fixed some time ago.
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