odd janina messages

Thomas Stivers stivers_t at tomass.dyndns.org
Mon Sep 20 14:40:52 UTC 2004

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On Mon, Sep 20 2004 at 04:18:40PM +0200, Andor Demarteau wrote:
> haven't sen them.
> pgp however suggests some form of encryption, however php nor gpg sends
> this info as attachments.

Messages signed using pgp/mime contain two mime parts. One is a
signature and the other is the message text. The part containint the
message text has a content-disposition: inline header which tells mail
user agents (mutt, gnus, Etc.) that the message should be displayed
directly. Outlook express ignores this header only for pgp/mime messages
and displays both parts as attachments. Noone can figure out why it does
this because it handles other multipart messages without problems.

In short outlook express is the problem, and using a proper
mime-compliant mail program is the solution. Strangely I couldn't see an
x-mailer: or user-agent: header in your message to be absolutely sure
what you're using, but this is almost certainly the issue.

Of course this is off topic for blinux-list, so...

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Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
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Thomas Stivers	e-mail: stivers_t at tomass.dyndns.org
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