[linux-elitists] GPG luser rant
Karsten M. Self
Fri Apr 13 10:25:51 PDT 2001
on Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 09:40:59AM -0400, Brooklyn Linux Solutions CEO (email@example.com) wrote:
> > Hell, if Microsoft can push the state of the art by forcing
> > compatibility issues, why can't I?
> Because then I won't be able to read your mail...
False. Read RFC 2015.
The mime encoding of a signed message is inline, quoted-printable. The
message paylode is cleartext, plain ASCII. While noncompliant MUAs may
not handle the encoding properly, the message exists, and can be read in
any text-capable editor or viewer.
The only exceptions are:
- Users or sites which refuse to open attachments, a case of paranoia
and ignorance. This needs to be addressed as an educational issue,
part of the rationale for this FAQ.
- Users or sites which strip attachments from emails -- this appears
to be actual practice in some quarters. I address this specifically
as the inline rant on the FAQ.
'Nother words: the message is present and can be read, unless
nonstandard actions are taken on the part of the recipient.
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? There is no K5 cabal
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