[issue10] SMIME RC2 (128bit) encryption error

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Mon Dec 15 12:35:34 CET 2003

On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 10:02:41AM +0100, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Dec 2003 12:15:34 +0000, =?utf-8?q?Ingo Kl=C3=B6cker?= said:
> > It seems that kmail smime plugin can not handle encrypted email  
> > if the encryption method used was RC2 (128bit).  
> That is correct.  

> Even without possible legal problems out of the way, I can't see a
> sound reason to support ancient algorithms in a modern
> implementation.  

The motivation I can see that has some value 
is compatibility with older implementations.
Especially for decryption only purposes,
whichout possibility to create such messages.

The original bug reporter probably just wanted to read an email.
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