[OT] balsa list processor violates RFC3156


this is *really* OT, but the balsa list processor violates rfc3156 when  
distributing signed messages...

Such messages have the mime type multipart/signed, which according to  
rfc3156, section 5, MUST consist of exactly two parts. The list processor,  
though, appends stuff like

: --TheMimeSeparator--
: _______________________________________________
: balsa-list mailing list
: balsa-list@gnome.org
: http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/balsa-list

The resulting message has a (forbidden) third part without any mime info.  
In this situation, the right way would be (as the GnuPG mailing list does)  
to create a message like

    (whatever the signed stuff is)  <--- original message contents
    application/pgp-signature       <--- original message signature
  text/plain    <--- the balsa list info trailer

Sorry for the noise, just my ¤ 0.01...

Cheers, Albrecht.

 Albrecht Dreß  -  Johanna-Kirchner-Straße 13  -  D-53123 Bonn (Germany)
       Phone (+49) 228 6199571  -  mailto:albrecht.dress@arcor.de

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