[Users] invalid signature only in Claws Mail

Colin Leroy colin at colino.net
Fri May 3 12:27:22 CEST 2013


On Thu, 2 May 2013 20:09:47 +0200, Andreas Rönnquist
<mailinglists at gusnan.se> wrote:

> I have no solution for your problem, but I have a similar problem - 
> in my case it is a mail to the debian-security-announce mailinglist,
> and the mail does have a ü (non-ascii) character in the body - I don't
> see anything like that in your mail though. To me it looks like all
> mails that got non-ascii characters in the body fails signature
> validation.
> 
> Mail attached, but also available online:
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/2013/msg00055.html
> 
> A gpg --verify does report a good signature, but Claws doesn't.
> Is it related?

It's not, apparently, it's mostly because the Debian mail has stray
UTF-8 in a text part with no charset declaration, so Claws-Mail treats
it as being in your locale's (historic) charset, probably ISO-8859-1 in
your case.

You can ask Claws to treat parts with no charset declared as your
locale's "modern" charset (that is, UTF-8) with the hidden pref:

utf8_instead_of_locale_for_broken_mail=1

HTH,
-- 
Colin


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