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From michel <compu...@videotron.ca>
Subject Re: [OT] broken mail clients (was: Re: Running PHP?)
Date Tue, 03 Aug 2010 22:54:23 GMT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Markus Schönhaber" <tomcat-users@list-post.mks-mail.de>
To: <users@tomcat.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 6:41 PM
Subject: [OT] broken mail clients (was: Re: Running PHP?)


> 03.08.2010 18:14, michel:
>
>> From: "Markus Schönhaber" <tomcat-users@list-post.mks-mail.de>
>
>>> 03.08.2010 13:20, michel:
>>>
>>>> sorry, another empty email with just attachments  ...
>>>
>>> No.
>>> It's not Pid's fault if your "mail program" doesn't understand PGP/MIME.
>>
>> OK, I checked online and found
>>
>> Handling of PGP/MIME signed messages
>> Outlook Express does not correctly handle MIME,[9] and will not display 
>> the
>> body of signed messages inline. Users get a blank e-mail and two 
>> attachments
>> (one of the message text and one of the signature) and therefore need to
>> open an attachment to see the e-mail. ... This bug has still not been
>> rectified.
>>
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlook_Express#Handling_of_PGP.2FMIME_signed_messages
>>
>> On one hand it's an MS bug, but then so many people (most?) use it, it
>> rather leaves a large number of us not being able to read Pid's posting.
>
> 1. I don't see why anyone should not use a perfectly reasonable and
> standards compliant way of signing his mails just to please buggy mail
> clients.
> If you choose to use one of those, then live with it's deficiencies but
> don't blame Pid because he uses a 14-year old standard which the vendor
> of your "mail client" has still failed to implement.
>
> 2. A quick scan through the 37596 posts to this list in my current
> archive (going back till mid-March 2008) shows 957 of them which seem to
> be sent with OE. That's roughly 2.5%. At least on this mailing list,
> it's not "most" (not even "many people") that use OE.
> I doubt that it's much different on other lists with IT subjects.
>
> -- 
> Regards
>  mks


Markus, quite an eye-opener and I will just have to try switching email 
system!



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