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Re: Reading encrypted+signed S/MIME messages

From: Arne Jørgensen
Subject: Re: Reading encrypted+signed S/MIME messages
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 15:59:53 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Milan Zamazal <> writes:

> When I send an S/MIME message encrypted and signed in Gnus with the `C-c
> C-m c s' command, the same Gnus version (current CVS Emacs) can't read
> it.  It first asks whether to decrypt the message and after the `y'
> answer it reports: Could not identify PKCS#7 type.  openssl decrypts and
> verifies the received message fine.
> I can see the beginning of the message doesn't match the contents of
> mm-pkcs7-signed-magic nor mm-pkcs7-enveloped-magic.  FWIW, here is the
> beginning of the message, base64 encoded:
> How is it possible that Gnus can't read its own messages?
> Thanks for any clue.
> Milan Zamazal

What version of openssl do you have

I know there have been problems with some versions of openssl's smime
handling. I think it was in 0.9.7d , but I don't know whether it was
the above mentioned problem.

Kind regards,
Arne Jørgensen <>

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