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On Thu, 14 Mar 2002, Rick Moen wrote:
> > I personally see no reason to send attachments to lists.
>> Drew Streib has been known to make some extremely effective arguments
> why PGP-signing needs (for the benefit of us all) to become ubiquitous,
> routine, and transparent, and that MIME signing is necessary for that.
> And many have pointed out that clearsigning is unsightly and considered
> obnoxious. And many (including me) have railed against the clueless
> inclusion of binary attachments so long that we fear to make an
> exception for crypto, less the overall message about not sending out
> junk be lost.
>> The choice of evils is not a happy one. There's no good answer.
I can see the point in his arguement but we also have to have some backward
compatability as there will always be older software used. And I am unaware
of any mailing list software that is gpg/pgp aware and until there is pure
flat text signing is a must.
> > And at the end of the day you can also submit virii etc via
> > attachments.
>> Hey, I remember those, and the people dumb enough to execute them.
> That was back when people still used legacy Microsoft operating systems
> and MUAs, right?
ROTFL, I know a few people who still do it :)
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