Protection mail at rest

Victor Duchovni Victor.Duchovni at
Tue Jun 3 22:44:54 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 04:37:20PM -0400, Eric Cronin wrote:

> On Jun 3, 2008, at 11:51 AM, Adam Aviv wrote:
> >Depending on the level of protection you want, you could just add a
> >script to your .forward to encrypt your email before delivery using
> >PGP/GPG. However, this will leave the headers in the clear, so you
> >will likely want to create an entirely new envelope for the message
> >with the original message encrypted as the body or an attachment.
> Does anybody have a recipe for this first mode handy?  plain text e- 
> mails seem simple enough, but there needs to be a bit of MIME  
> unwrapping and rewrapping to correctly handle attachments so that the  
> client sees/decrypts them correctly I think.  I've searched from time  
> to time and never found a good HowTo...

S/MIME supports enveloped MIME objects, if PGP does not work out for MIME
entities, you could try that. S/MIME is natively supported in Thunderbird,
Apple Mail, and similar MUAs.


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