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Re: [Nmh-workers] E flag in scan output & the wayback machine

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] E flag in scan output & the wayback machine
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2012 12:41:47 -0800

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
>I've always wondered about the E flag in the output of "scan"; for
>those of you unaware, it shows if a message is encrypted or not.
>Well, that's the theory at least ... the implementation is that
>it's looking for a "encrypted" component (I suspect it was a
>pseudo-component).  I always wondered about it because I never saw
>any support for encrypted email in MH/nmh except for kinda-hacky add-ons.
>I happened to be digging in the OLD mh-users archives (MMDF format!) for
>something else and I found a message from Marshall Rose sent on April 14th,
>1986, talking about what this was.  It turned out there was actually
>a bunch of code to do "trusted mail" in MH.  The code was never licensed
>for public domain AFAIK (Marshall said in the email that negotiations were
>underway for "wider distribution"; I guess that never happened).  A
>paper was written about it, you can get it here:
>Perhaps the old geezers on this list already knew about this; it was news
>to me and I thought others would be interested.

I am almost certainly the oldest geezer on this list. I remember nearly
nothing about it.

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