[oclug] Re: HTML Email ...
tomg at nova.yi.org
Fri Feb 9 10:33:16 EST 2001
>However, my really big pet peeve are the PGP signatures. Talk about a
>waste of bandwidth. What in the world makes you guys who send them
>makes you think that such verification is necessary in postings to
>this list or any other? The thought that you may think thta someone
Waste of bandwidth? It's about an aditional 0.5kB. If anyone here is
on a 300 baud modem, I'll give you a 28.8/33.6.
Necessary? It's just cool... :-) It is also sekret advertising to
other OpenPGP users that I have a key available for use.
>Their intent, as far as I am concerned, is to verify sensitive
>information such as contract negotiation details, financial
>information and the like. Sorry, general OCLUG list messages doesn't
>warrant it. I do use PGP signatures, but not for this type of e-mail.
We can, with a little extra trouble, make sure that messages from you
and I were _really_ from you and I. I don't see why it's not worth it
to do for every mail.
>So, in conclusion, just as it is bad form to use HTML in e-mail
>messages, so is it also bad form to have PGP signatures in list
>messages. Linuxdoctor dixit.
Hmm... You would have to convince me that OpenPGP signatures are bad
for an e-mail, or e-mail in general.
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Now _that_ is bad form.
\0 For values of "make sure" which have my fingernails as the weak
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