[TriLUG] Why evolution?
lovelace at wayfarer.org
Wed Oct 29 23:41:54 EST 2003
Chris Knowles wrote:
> Here's my biggest peeve about the various mail clients...
> The various forms that PGP/GPG signatures take. Can enigmail read both
> the kmail type and the evo type? If so, I'm probably switching.
You're probably referring to inline PGP and PGP/MIME. Yes, Enigmail
will handle both of those, with one caveat. PGP/MIME support is
still labeled experimental. It works if the top level message type
is application/pgp (or whatever the mime type is). However, when
mailman 2.1 adds the list signature to a mime message, it encapsulates
it into another mime container. Or, put this way (no guarantees
the mime types are accurate, but you should get the picture).
Original message type application/pgp
made up of 2 parts --> text/plain and pgp/signature
New message type multipart/mixed
made of of 2 parts --> application/pgp
made up of 2 parts --> text/plain & pgp/sig
and text/plain (the list signature)
Evolution will dig down into the first part and recognize it as a
pgp signed message that it needs to verify. Enigmail, however,
only goes one level deep and doesn't recognize that as a signed
message. That's my only complaint about it. If you want more information
about this bug, here's the bugzilla entry:
I've been meaning to try to dig into the code to see what I could
figure out about it, but the mozilla codebase isn't for the
faint of heart! :-)
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