Pruning the Ports Tree

Matthew Seaman matthew at
Wed Jun 16 03:39:07 PDT 2004

On Sun, Jun 13, 2004 at 03:41:53PM -0700, Graham North wrote:

> I did not open it at first because it came as two attachments a txt file and
> a dat file. What is your rationale for doing this?  What is the dat file -
> that still remains unopened.

Heh.  There's nothing to worry about -- I don't own or use any Windows
boxes, so there's no chance of picking up a worm from my e-mails.

What you are seeing is Outlook (or Outlook express) brokeness.  The
e-mails I send are signed using gpg(1), which uses a special
'multipart/signed' MIME type for the message body.  See RFC 2440 for
details. However, Outlook thinks it knows best and ignores the
'Content-Disposition: inline' header.



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