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Re: [ietf-smtp] DKIM encryption, was Request for discussion

2013-10-19 18:01:44
On 10/19/2013 6:41 PM, Ned Freed wrote:
> multipart/encrypted, in other words. See RFC 1847.

Ahem, does let you encapsualte a message/rfc822 and encrypt it, doesn't
it?  It even works in ordinary MUAs.

No, the purpose of multipart/encrypted is to separate the encrypted content
from the encryption metadata. You can put anything, including a
part, inside, but you could do that with any random encypted container.

I'm pretty sure you're both right.

Yes, the design of /encrypted separates meta-data from encrypted content, but the encrypted content could be a message, yes?

My own hope for /ecrypted was that the commonalities of PGP and S/MIME might allow for joint use, but of course, that was foolish idealism.


Dave Crocker
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