Re: [Evolution] Outlook does not like .asc signature

On Sat, 2002-12-14 at 14:54, Ed Weinberg wrote:
On Fri, 2002-12-13 at 14:32, Cliff Wells wrote:
On Fri, 2002-12-13 at 07:36, Ed Weinberg wrote:
I send gpg signed email to a friend and Outlook told
him that it was deleting the email because it had a dangerous
attachment.  Can anyone verify that Outlook, with the latest updates,
does or does not do this?

Friends don't let friends use Outlook ;)
I agree, but I don't have that authority.

I've ceased sending signed messages to mailing lists because of all the
complaints from Outlook users... it always amazes me that so many
otherwise highly intelligent people insist on using broken tools :(

Unfortunatley when one mail program is used by so many people, bugs
become features.  This week, we can't fight this.  That means that we
either need to use tools that that can inter-operate with those bugs or
not participate on the Internet.

There is no reason that a PGP signature needs to be sent as an

actually, there is. it is NOT the job of the mail client to have to
parse PGP specific data formats. It is a much solution for the pgp
signature data to be detached from the actual text content of the
message (or binary content even).

it also makes defines what must be done to the message body before
signing is to occur so that every client can be sure to do it all the
same. This is not the case for inline pgp signed messages, and therefor
in many instances inline pgp does not work.

  Evolution has got to be changed to add a code block at the
end of the message.

no, this will not happen. if you would like to contribute code to allow
evolution to do this, we will accept a patch but I refuse to implement
it myself.

also, please see bugs 17540 and 17541 on for
more issues with inline pgp that you will need to work around before we
will accept a patch for it.


Jeffrey Stedfast
Evolution Hacker - Ximian, Inc.
fejj ximian com  -

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