[Dshield] Outlook & PGP signed e-mail. Was: ID theft ring hit s 50 banks, firm says

Sadler, Dan Dan_Sadler at health.state.ak.us
Tue Aug 9 21:03:47 GMT 2005


Outlook handles this one correctly with the message body inline, not as an
attachment.


-dan

-----Original Message-----
From: Johannes B. Ullrich [mailto:jullrich at euclidian.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 12:45 PM
To: General DShield Discussion List
Subject: [Dshield] Outlook & PGP signed e-mail. Was: ID theft ring hits 50
banks, firm says


-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1


> Every email I see you post to the DShield list has the actual body of your
> message imbedded as an attachment 2 levels deep (viewing with Outlook.)
> 
> Kind of aggravating on the readers end. Worse it makes searching for your
> eloquent and enlightening comments later most difficult.

Its Outlooks interpretation of PGP signed e-mail messages. It is sad,
but only a tiny fraction of e-mail users uses signed/encrypted email,
even though almost every non-web based client supports some kind of
encryption/signing.

Outlook does support S-Mime natively, and pgp with free plugins.
Thunderbird, Evolution, K-Mail, pine, mutt support pgp and s/mime.

Just as a test, I sent this message using plain text signing. But this
method is not quite as versatile.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.2.5 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://enigmail.mozdev.org

iD8DBQFC+RXZKjDB6WiIitoRAhs1AKC0fr6ddNYPyc0Al4zGhBERJcCn1gCg61My
da4LlwfMRyHc2aYiIK5yEjA=
=s5Ga
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

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