Mail body munging: state of the art?

Jacqui Caren jacqui.caren at
Thu Jan 19 10:10:44 GMT 2006

Lusercop wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 01:02:25PM +0000, paddy wrote:
>>How will this interact with stuff like pgp signed mail ...
>>can you add your annotations outside the signature ?
> Aaaaaarrrrrrgh!
> Nightmares lie that way.
> Note that what is signed is the actual stuff between the boundaries in the
> encoded message, so even just parsing the message, and reconstructing it
> or re-transfer-encoding it will screw up the signatures.
> Just wanted to share that

It should be possible to encapsulate the entire message.
The wrapper could hold the annotation. You still need to
decrypt (if required) but encapsulation should be the original
verbatim message source - which will not affect a
signed only message.

Another idea is to include (X-) annotation in the headers - then tweak
your MUA to present the selected headers.



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