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Re: [vox-tech] Signing email with GnuPG
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Re: [vox-tech] Signing email with GnuPG

Thanks for the reply Pete.  I think my best option at this point is to
not sign messages by default and only add a signature if the recipient
is known to use a good email program; pretty much the inverse of your
solution.  I'm trying to accomplish this by adding some lines like the
following to my .muttrc:

    send-hook . "set pgp_autosign = no"
    send-hook "~t person1@place.com" "set pgp_autosign = yes"
    send-hook "~t person2@place.com" "set pgp_autosign = yes"

I thought this would make messages to person1 or person2 signed and all
other messages unsigned, but it doesn't seem to be working yet.  I'm
probably overlooking something about hooks...


On Wed, Dec 12, 2001 at 12:03:51PM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> matt, i don't have an answer, i'm sorry (but i thought mime was supposed to
> take care of this).
> my only comment is that some windows users get very nervous about signed
> email.  it shows up as "wierd data" attachments.   and you know what kind of
> image attachments under windows invokes...  when i started signing all
> my email (which i gave up awhile ago), i got tons of email saying that i had  
> a virus, giving all kinds of anti virus software recommendations...
> in muttrc, i have a sendhook to not sign any email to known windows users.
> :(
> pete
> begin Matt Roper <matt@mattrope.com> 
> > I've been playing around with GnuPG lately and want to start using it to
> > sign my emails.  I've setup Mutt to use GnuPG and it works perfectly for
> > sending and receiving on my end.  However the problem is that some email
> > clients (most notably MS Outlook Express) do not yet recognize signed
> > email and seem to display both the signature AND the message body as
> > attachments.  Is there anything I can do on the sending end to make at
> > least the body of the message show up normally in these substandard mail
> > clients?  I realize that the signature will still have to look like an
> > attachment, but that's okay as long as what I typed will show up without
> > people having to open an attachment.
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