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Re: [Nmh-workers] base64 and text parts

From: Alexander Zangerl
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] base64 and text parts
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2013 13:56:33 +1000

On Sat, 19 Oct 2013 23:33:31 -0400, address@hidden writes:
>I admit being insufficently caffienated at the moment to know whether
>this would break S/MIME or PGP, but ISTR that the signatures are done
>over a canonical CR/LF. 

that's correct; see rfc3156, section 5. 

>So we probably need to treat decoding and
>converting to local line-end conventions as two separate steps.

indeed - and i'd go a bit further: if nmh encounters a mail that's
multipart/signed or multipart/encrypted, then it has to leave the whole
thing untouched. (see also section 3 or the above rfc)


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