mailing list archives
Re: Re: PGP attachments (was: NEVER open attachments)
From: petard <petard () freeshell org>
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 05:30:44 +0000
On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 09:53:36PM -0700, gadgeteer () elegantinnovations org wrote:
Early versions of Evolution use to support inline signing. But in
their efforts to emulate M$ this went away. Eventually they got so
good at pretending be M$ that I had to switch to another email client
so that I could get my work done.
What do you mean, exactly, by "emulate M$" in this context? Due to a
limitation in the way the MIME data is exposed to add-ins, LookOut can
*only* support inline signing. It cannot presently support PGP/MIME,
which is the newer standard. (This is a serious defect; it means you
can't PGP sign attachments.) Adding inline signing is an attempt to
improve interop with MS and others. The reason it went away was tied to
problems supporting multibyte character sets with inline signing.
If your message really might be confidential, download my PGP key here:
and encrypt it. Otherwise, save bandwidth and lose the disclaimer.
Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.