Re: [anti-spam-wg] Imaged spam

  • To: "Gert Doering" gert@localhost
  • From: "tp" ripe@localhost
  • Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 08:59:21 +0200
  • Reply-to: "tp" ripe@localhost

The other one, that really bugs me, is the increasing use of signed mail where,
on a good day, my (commonest in the world) e-mail client will allow me to see
the message by opening the mail and then opening the attachment, and on a bad
one, requires me to view the insecure message source before I get the message.
Whether this is the way MIME intended it to be implemented or not,  I just wish
nobody would ever sign their mail!

Tom Petch

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gert Doering" gert@localhost
To: patrick@localhost
Cc: "peter h" peter@localhost; anti-spam-wg@localhost
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: [anti-spam-wg] Imaged spam


> Hi,
>
> On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 09:09:54AM +0200, patrick@localhost wrote:
> > This is why MIME is invented. The receiver sees the content in the form
> > (s)he wishes.
>
> Au contraire.
>
> The receiver has to adapt to whatever the sender has switched on in his
> mail client.  And if the receiver can't view the specific format, he
> just can't see the mail.
>
> (Yes, the *idea* is that MIME/multipart will give you the same content
> as text and as HTML - but in practice, most of the times, the text part
> is non-existant, or empty.  Furthermore, you have no way of knowing
> whether the content is really identical...)
>
> Gert Doering
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