zmail and PGP
Here comes a little zmail script, which you have to source in your ~/.zmailrc
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK !
some parts of this script which are made by me aren't tested enough.
i also don't know zmail enough.
at the moment this works for me under SunOS 5.4
- signing your message.
- encrypting your message.
- decrypting your message.
use this function also if incoming mail is signed.
- getting public keys from your incoming mail.
- passing your Pass Phrase only one time to zmail.
this is comfortable, but insecure.
the first time you'll need your Pass Phrase, zmail asks if you want to
pass it to an intern zmail-varable. if you do so, zmail checks for the
correctness of this pass phrase. if not, you`ll get another chance next
if you choose not to give your Pass Phrase to zmail, you won`t get asked
another time during the actual zmail-session.
Think again, this is not secure. It is a little bit better than
giving the Pass Phrase to an environment variable in your shell, this is
why i made this function.
- some useless extra features
- make URLs clickable.
I found this in comp.mail.zmail
- uuen/-decoding. Note: my Programm for uudecoding is named uuc
I found another Script at this URL, which has lots of other Scripts, too.
the current Cadence-internal Z-Mail FAQ
is something for Windows
Ron Marlowe gave me kindly the following Information about
this Script. HTH
There is a SERIOUS error in the script, though. Perhaps this is because
it is nearly 2 years old. I'll pass it on to you as it took me quite
some time to debug.
In both send_encrypted and send_signed, there is a command:
mail -Q ...
This is improper syntax. It should be (in both scripts):
mail -H ...
Hope this helps someone else!
Ron Marlowe firstname.lastname@example.org
Last modified: Mon Jun 24 14:27:45 MET 1996