Re: More GPG fixes
- From: Albrecht Dre▀ <albrecht dress arcor de>
- To: Steffen Klemer <masterofheap gmx net>
- Cc: balsa-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: More GPG fixes
- Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 20:25:47 +0200
Am 11.04.03 06:37 schrieb(en) Steffen Klemer:
> Either or, perfectly would be to select a specific key, but sufficent is
> "sign msg by default" "encrypt by default"...
O.k., I understand.
> As for OpenPGP: I have some strange feelings that it is very confusing
> for users to even have 2 possibilities to sign mails. Every other
> implentation I've seen only had 1...
> But don't know how to hide this 'cause if this feature is possible it
> should stay possible to use, perhaps sb. will need it...
The problem is that some mua's support only mime (RFC3156) mode (sylpheed,
evolution [?]), whereas others only know about openPGP (RFC2440, e.g.
pgp4pine). So IMHO it's an advantage that balsa knows about *both*. '3156
seems to be more safe from the mta's POV and more flexible, as it can
painlessly sign/encrypt multipart messages. However, *lots* of people in
the academic world still use pine, as its still usable from a terminal
over a bad ssh line, so this standard is far from being dead.
But I agree that such a button should *not* go into the identity panel, as
it's *recipient* dependant. And we (I?? My english is *very* bad!) should
write some words about it for the online help...
> great - can't await to test it!
> One pair is already enough (at least for me :-)
See my other post to the list. :-))
> !!!Once again: thanks for your hard work implenting this!!!!
I can just say that's a *lot* of fun, in particular if there's positive
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