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[Fsuk-manchester] Michael's PGP Signature - Re: Fsuk-manchester Digest,

From: Andrew Gladwell
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] Michael's PGP Signature - Re: Fsuk-manchester Digest, Vol 36, Issue 3
Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 22:11:40 +0100
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Sorry to all for posting the entire email in my previous response.

Simon's right, I am seeing just the signatures in Michael's messages. But it's still 18 lines at the end of each of Michael's messages that none of us really needs to see. On the other hand, it's just the way Michael's software works and it cannot be changed then I shan't make a fuss over it.

For those who receive each message as it comes it's probably not the end of the world in any case. But for those who, like myself, receive the daily digest it might be a little intrusive.

Andrew Gladwell

On Sun, Jun 06, 2010 at 12:15:00PM +0100, Andrew Gladwell wrote:
I'm very supportive of PGP, it's a great technology.  But I wonder
whether, rather than publishing the entire key at the tail of every
message, it might be more efficient to simply link to a web page
that has it.

Agreed. Also, there are other ways supported by some mail clients such
as including such links to public keys in headers.

However, I have not seen Mike’s public key in his messages, just the

An ASCII armoured public key begins with “BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK�
with “-�s either side, while the text for an armoured signature is


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