[Full-Disclosure] Signed e-mail vs. turning off HTML mail under XP
yossarian at planet.nl
Sat Oct 11 14:14:11 BST 2003
Like I said, Outlook Express (even in the header) not Mozilla. And the
problem is not with signature verification FWIW, but access to the message
itself. I am not claiming the cert stuff doesn't work, just pointing at a
downside in turning of HTML mail. So that is the case, i am sorry you did
not understand that I was not referring to the software you are using.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Sierchio" <kudzu at tenebras.com>
To: <full-disclosure at lists.netsys.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2003 2:48 AM
Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Signed e-mail vs. turning off HTML mail under
> yossarian wrote:
> > The problem is that by turning off HTML for e-mail as a security
> > you disable the correct use of digitally signed e-mail, which by design
> > security measure.
> Not the case, AFAIK -- S/MIME doesn't depend on how you view the
> document. At least w/Mozilla (currently in use here) S/MIME
> signatures are verified even though the HTML is not rendered.
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