Formatted vs. plain text mail (was: Call for testing the new dist-upgrade process)

Scott James Remnant scott at
Wed Mar 15 15:54:48 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-03-14 at 18:09 +0100, Jan Claeys wrote:

> Which still means everything is sent as "attachments"...
> And MIME (potentially) is so complicated that it's almost impossible to
> cater for all possible ways to include text in it and decide which
> combination of those text/* attachments should be assembled to get the
> "main" text.
This mail is also being sent as "attachments", correctly using the
PGP/MIME standard to attach a digital signature and relate it to the
message part.

MIME is not that complicated, there are hundreds of conforming
implementations of it.

Scott James Remnant
scott at
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