Le mercredi 27 juin 2012 à 17:56 +1000, Basil Chupin a écrit :
On 27/06/12 13:17, Jeff Mahoney wrote:
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Please forgive me for asking this question.
I really do not know anything about encoded mail and therefore have no
idea where the problem may lie.
But is it really necessary for a message sent to, say, this mail list
which contains all of the text as shown above?
I know that the posting rules for openSUSE lists suggests that the max
number of lines in a signature be limited to 4 lines but the above is
You are mixing two completely different things: signature and
The netiquette rule you mentioned applies to signature as in "I put my
name at the end of letters I write." And indeed 4 lines max is a
reasonable rule. My personal rule would be "as small as possible", in
other words, don't include information your readers have no interest in.
Speaking of this...
Using openSUSE 12.2 x86_64 KDE 4.8.4 and kernel 3.4.4
on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel Corsair "Vengeance" RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX550Ti 1GB DDR5 GPU
Most of the information in your own signature has probably very little
interest to most of your readers.
The signature included in Jeff's post is of the other kind, it is a
cryptographic means to guarantee the authenticity of the message (i.e.,
the message has really been written by Jeff.) Good email clients will
not show the block to you, instead they will check the signature
automatically and warn you if the check failed. Maybe you need to
install or enable the proper plugin for your client to do that.
While cryptographic signatures indeed add up to the message length, I
think they are very valuable and we do encourage people to use them.
Hope this clarifies,
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