Richard Hoffbeck wrote:
> At 07:03 PM 4/9/97 -0400, Jean Chouanard wrote:
> >Does any of these packages can encrypt and/or sign the documents attached
> >to a mail note and the mail note itself in one step?
> >It should be nice to have this as an option, now that attachments are
> >(unfortunately...:-) more and more common.
> Based on a late beta of PGPMail and a current demo version of Demming's
> S/MIME plug-in for Eudora the answer seems to be that PGPMail doesn't
> and Demming's package does encrypt attachments.
What I believe you're asking is - does S/MIME support RFC1827 (defines
multipart/signed and multipart/encrypted MIME parts). The answer is,
sorta but not fully. I'd have to re-read the latest S/MIME spec, but it
only supports one multi/signed or multi/encrypted - not both.
> The Demming package looks fairly well designed except that sending a
> message without signing it or encrypting bundles the entire message
> into a big mime attachment. At first look I didn't see an ASCII armor
> option so the resulting file quoted the high bit characters but left
> the control characters intact.
> On the otherhand, I know people with PGP keys but don't know anyone
> with a Verisign key. I also have a problem with buy encryption
> software with the name Demming on it. Does anyone know if it
> actually bears any relationship to the mother of key escrow?
I also don't know anyone who's going to pay for a permanent personal
VeriSign key, and then keep paying not to loose it.
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