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Re: ATTN: Barbara Oncay

On Tue, Apr 18, 2006 at 02:27:50PM -0700, David E. Fox wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 14:04:34 -0700
> Andrew Sackville-West <andrew@farwestbilliards.com> wrote:
> > I think the consensus was that some MUA's show it and some don't but
> > that mostly it was caused by pgp signing. That is a pgp-signed message
> I surmised that after reading the thread - but ISTR being able to see
> the signature line fine on those that had GPG signed messages - maybe
> on another list (therefore using different list management software) -
> it would display the signature block and then any extra signature lines
> just fine.
> I also noticed the signature missing on messages that are in part or in
> whole HTML. In those cases there's a Text pane and a Attachment(s)
> pane, but no signature displays on either one.

As discussed elsewhere in this (sorry, Ms. Oncay) thread, the problem is
due to the footer not being packaged in a multipart section.  If you can
edit such a message to add another section (just copy one of the boundary
lines and a blank line or two above the footer, and move the terminating
boundary line to below the footer), then compliant MUAs should show it.

That said, my mutt viewer doesn't show it, even if well-formed, when
the message is in HTML and a "helper" program is used to translate
that to text.  I haven't waded in to see why that is; maybe if/when the
situation changes it might be worth checking into.

One situation where "the" footer apparently does appear along with PGP
is where a message is forwarded including those bits.  In that case the
boundary string delimiting the sections isn't the one applicable to the
current message, and the actual footer is still there, hidden.

Ken Irving

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