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Re: [Nmh-workers] help me out with mime/base64/gpg please

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] help me out with mime/base64/gpg please
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:44:31 -0500

>> normally for encrypted email you'd need to enter in your password to
>> unlock your private key and we don't really have a good mechanism for
>> that currently.
>There's a gpg-agent(1);  it's kicked off as needed by gpg(1) these days
>AIUI.  I've not used it, but I assume it works similarly to ssh-agent in
>that you ssh-add(1) a key once, authenticating, and it dishes out the
>necessary as and when.  That's how us cool kids SSH willy-nilly about
>the Internets without entering passwords.

I am aware of that, but the programs I'm aware of that are like us (tty
based programs) and use GPG successfully are more tightly integrated
and use --status-fd and --batch.  But maybe we should consider using
GPGME, which is what the authors of GPG REALLY want MUAs to use.


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