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Re: [OT] Re: unsuscribe



On Fri, Sep 02, 2011 at 08:44:13AM +0100, Tony van der Hoff wrote:
> On 02/09/11 07:29, Aaron Toponce wrote:
> >On Thu, Sep 01, 2011 at 04:01:51PM +0100, Tony van der Hoff wrote:
> >>On 01/09/11 15:55, Chris Brennan wrote:
> >>>Every e-mail I've gotten so far, has had the foot on it... So I think
> >>>it's safe to say, always does apply in my case.
> >>>
> >>... but this one didn't here.
> >>
> >
> >Because the mail was cryptographically signed (an semi-explanation is
> >elsewhere in this thread). Adding footers to the body will break the
> >signature, so they're not added.
> 
> Actually, it was, but not displayed (in T'bird)
> 
> From the source:
> 
> ----------------
> [...]
> Uz+i+oZpal+xZejM78QhoRd5zXEA1u2PX6RJKx6mKfdasK7yPeBMofD4IiFGzTE=
> =P8mz
> -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
> 
> --------------enigBD75A24B357A90CE063900B7--
> 
> 
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> 
> So, it looks like the footer is applied to *all* messages; but the
> MUA may, or may not, decide to display it.

It would seem to be a MIME problem. As the signature is simply tacked on
at the end, this works fine for simple messages. But text outside a MIME
message is... sort of orphaned. Ideally, the message processor should be
clever enough to add the signature in another multipart/related part.


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Darac Marjal

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