[lug] Thunderbird, Enigmail, and MIME encapsulation

Jed S. Baer blug at jbaer.cotse.net
Fri Dec 21 16:12:47 MST 2012

On Fri, 21 Dec 2012 09:14:11 -0700
Quentin Hartman wrote:

> Please double-check this, but as I recall some software likes to encrypt
> the message, attach it as a mime attachment, and then send a "normal"
> message with attachment, rather than changing the content type. In
> fact, I think this has become the de-facto standard way of operating.

Well, what Thunderbird/Enigmail is doing is not making a mime attachment,
just inserting the PGP block inline without doing anything with the
message attachement.

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