PGP/MIME (Was: One alternative to SMTP for email: Confidant Mail)

Daniele Nicolodi daniele at
Thu Mar 26 00:38:25 CET 2015

On 25/03/15 23:56, Ville Määttä wrote:
> On 26.03.15 00:14, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
>> So it's not mailman that's not smart enough, but the mail clients
>> the other recipients are using. Mail clients showing a
>> "signature.asc" attachment probably do not understand PGP/MIME
>> (which isn't that unusual because only a handful mail clients
>> support PGP/MIME out-of-the-box without additional plugins).
> It seems to me that emails sent and signed by Thunderbird +
> Enigmail are displayed just fine by it. No signature.asc quirks.
> But emails sent by others are displaying the attachment in addition
> to the normal Enigmail added UI signature information. Ingo, Doug,
> Samir and Bob; I see the attached file for each of you but not my
> own PGP/MIME mails routed back to me from the list :).

The difference must be somewhere else: I use Thunderbird 31.5.0 and
Enigmail 1.8 (20150316-1815) and, while it recognizes the signatures,
I see the attachment "signature.asc" for all the PGP/MIME signed
emails I've checked.


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