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

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs/Mutt and Efail or OpenPGP is safer than S/MIME?
Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 23:05:29 -0400

[[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
[[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
[[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]

  > 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.

That's true, in order to render the HTML "correctly".

It follows that, to protect the user from various kinds of malicious
image references, the mail client should render the HTML
"incorrectly", omitting those images unless the user says to show them.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)
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