On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 23:57:51 -0400, Andrew Newton wrote:
On the other hand, someone suggested a MIME encapsulation
that would be applied at the point of signing and removed
at the point of verification. That would not work,
because there is no way to know if the recipient's MTA is
MASS-aware and would actually do that.
Except it could be expressed by the recipient in a MASS-
policy record or by the existence of a MASS-public-key.
Andrew, the point that Jim is making is a concern that the MASS
mechanism not be a problem for a receiver who is not MASS aware,
and the sender can not know ahead of time whether a given
receiver supports it.
For a receiver to register a "i do not support mass" record ahead
of time is for the receiver to be mass aware.
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