Re: PGP attachments (WAS: Re: funky list processors)
ca (Brian Edmonds)
14 Jan 1997 07:23:37 -0800
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"Brian J. Murrell"'s message of Mon, 13 Jan 1997 09:44:56 -0800 (PST)
Brian J Murrell <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Secondly, there is no really good infrastructure for looking up keys.
> I can't even build a utility (back to the first point) which can
> easily go get a key if my keyring doesn't have one.
Strange, mailcrypt under emacs has no problem at all with this. First
it fingers the address to see if there's a key there, then it queries
one of the WWW PGP servers for the key. I find this deals with the
majority of cases quite transparently.
> I find it more trouble that it's worth (although replying to this
> message makes me a liar on that one) to run PGP just to read MIMEified
> PGP messages.
Why would you have to run PGP to read the message? You should only have
to run it to verify the message, should you wish to do so. Unlike ascii
armoured non-clearsigned messages, which you *do* need PGP to deal with,
MIME encapsulated messages are completely readable with no extra tools.
Kent S Larsen <email@example.com> writes:
> Perhaps others can suggest an unix mail program that will at least
> indicate an attachment, rather than showing the text equivalent of the
Gnus with TM (tools for mime) has absolutely no problem with this. Of
course you have to use emacs, which is a bit of a learning curve, but I
find emacs with viper mode (vi emulation) to be most excellent.
PS: You're overquoting Kent, it's a bad example for a list owner to set.
PPS: whoever has the mailer that's putting out the Re[N]: garbage in the
subject, please shoot it.
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