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Re: Stop it with putting your e-mail body in my MUA OT

  • From: Eric A. Hall
  • Date: Wed Jul 10 12:34:19 2002

on 7/10/2002 10:53 AM Leo Bicknell wrote:

> More to the point, if anyone bothered to look at a MIME/PGP message,
> that's all it is.  Specifically, you'll see two parts:
> ] Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> ] Content-Disposition: inline
> ] Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
> ] Content-Type: application/pgp-signature
> ] Content-Disposition: inline

There's also the multipart/signed parent container. Of course, RFC2046
says that UNKNOWN MEDIA-TYPES are to be treated as multipart/mixed:

 | 5.1.7.  Other Multipart Subtypes
 |   Other "multipart" subtypes are expected in the future.  MIME
 |   implementations must in general treat unrecognized subtypes of
 |   "multipart" as being equivalent to "multipart/mixed".

A mailer which displays the embedded text as attachments is going out of
its way to be incompatible with the spec.

Eric A. Hall                              
Internet Core Protocols