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Re: Emacs/Mutt and Efail or OpenPGP is safer than S/MIME?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs/Mutt and Efail or OpenPGP is safer than S/MIME?
Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 20:38:25 +0300

> From: Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 19:15:09 +0200
> On Mai 16 2018, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> > E.g., Rmail renders HTML messages, but doesn't access external URL
> > references, it creates a button out of each reference that the user
> > needs to activate to cause Emacs to fetch the URL.
> There is a difference between anchors that form links to other pages,
> and elements like images that are part of the contents, but use external
> references (instead of using data that is part of the message).  In
> order to render the latter the external reference must be fetched.

I agree that there's a difference, but a good MUA should treat them
the same, and only download images after the user confirms.

(And private/secret correspondence shouldn't include such external
references in the first place, IMHO.)

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