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Re: let's look... Re: Standardizing inline PGP for e-mail?

2003-01-24 09:50:11
FWIW, Lotus Notes displayed this message with an attachment for the 
I have no idea how to verify it.  I suppose I would have to paste the 
content and the signature into a text file, mark up the -----BEGIN PGP 
etc. delimiter lines, and then try? 


"Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder" <avbidder(_at_)fortytwo(_dot_)ch>
Sent by: owner-ietf-openpgp(_at_)mail(_dot_)imc(_dot_)org
01/24/03 02:31 AM

        To:     ietf-openpgp(_at_)imc(_dot_)org
        Subject:        Re: let's look...  Re: Standardizing inline PGP for 

On Don, 2003-01-23 at 22:35, David Shaw wrote:
I think in general that creating a new subtype of text to solve this
problem is a non-starter.  Part of the original problem was that not
enough mailers supported PGP/MIME (or indeed, MIME in general)
sufficiently well.  I suspect that using a new subtype will eventually
end up as "PGP/MIME lite" and will similarly not be supported.

Additionally, specifying inline PGP could make Software vendors even
more reluctant to support PGP/MIME properly. Why not make it absolutely
clear that PGP/MIME is the only form of PGP in email mailers are
supposed to use.

inline pgp won't get worse as it is - but manpower should be directed
into making PGP/MIME work, not into fixing inline pgp, imho.

-- vbi

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