Archaic PGP usage
wk at gnupg.org
Mon Jul 27 18:10:12 CEST 2015
On Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:49, vedaal at nym.hush.com said:
> PGP 2.x can be used as a uuencode, and automatically split a signed
> and encrypted armored file into 100 smaller files ready to be emailed
> and reconstitued by the receiver.
OpenPGP also defines such an armor option but it is not implemented by
- It is better to use the standard MIME feature for splitting messages.
- Mail has replaced BBSs and we have other constraints now than the
small maximum message size of 30 years ago.
- Remailers need to employ their own system to send data in fixed size
charges and can't use the PGP format.
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