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Re: The best hacker ever !
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 12:36:51 -0400
On Wed, 04 May 2005 12:39:14 +1000, "cozadc/Cozad, Chris" said:
Just out of curiosity....
Why do all your messages come through as a text attachment?
The short version: Because you're using:
X-mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2658.3)
The long version: Because they're PGP-signed as per RFC3156, and some vendors
don't understand how to deal with multipart/signed mail correctly, and decide
that the main text/plain is an attachment rather than a main bodypart (and the
last time I tested, even providing an explicit "Content-Disposition: inline"
didn't help any). What your MUA *should* be doing if it follows the standards
is say "this is a signed mail, but I don't understand the signature format".
(And incidentally, the main offenders for this should be *doubly* embarrassed,
because they *do* in fact understand multipart/signed, so it isn't even a
broken dropback to multipart/mixed - they get stupid when they don't understand
the signature type).
Complain to your vendor, or use a standards-compliant mail package. I'm told
that even Mutt and Pine manage to get it right.
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- <Possible follow-ups>
- RE: The best hacker ever ! cozadc/Cozad, Chris (May 04)
- Re: The best hacker ever ! Valdis . Kletnieks (May 04)