MIME or inline signature ?

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Fri Feb 13 00:44:03 CET 2015

On Thu 2015-02-12 18:14:14 -0500, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>> in my quest of the perfect setup, I am asking myself what is the 
>> prefered way to sign a message: inline (like this one) or using a
>> MIME header ?
>> Is there a big thumb rule to respect ?
> https://www.gnupg.org/faq/gnupg-faq.html#use_pgpmime

This part appears to be out of date:

   Since PGP/MIME can't reliably be sent to the three largest GnuPG
   mailing lists, it’s hard to claim that PGP/MIME is ready for
   widespread usage. For now, it’s best to use inline traffic unless you
   can be certain that PGP/MIME messages will not be mangled in transit.

I don't know if this is true for PGP-Basics, but it is certainly not
true for enigmail or gnupg-users.  Please update the FAQ!

     --dkg, noting the irony of the parent message being sent with
       S/MIME, an entirely different standard
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