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Re: FEDORA net etiquette

Dave Feustel wrote:
On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 09:56:14PM +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
Joachim Backes wrote:
Until tomorrow, I always sent signed emails to the FEDORA mailing list,
where the signature was issued by the PKI of my computer center
(german university). But some fedora list people told me that even
very small emails always have a size of at least 8 kilobyte.

Therefore i switched to unsigned emails.

My question: are there rules for the fedora email traffic saying: do
not use signatures?
No...there isn't.
But, people get bent out of shape because they view html emails as
bandwidth wasters.  So, by the same token they will (should) view signed
emails as bandwidth wasters and will equally get bent out of shape.

I've read (probably in connection with TIN news postings) that sigs
should have no more than 3 lines after the ---.

I don't mean ascii signature lines, but emails which have been digitally signed by the mail client, for example thunderbird: there in the composer window, you can say: "security->digitally sign this message" before sending it (produces a big attachment containing the digital signature). This is what i meant.



Joachim Backes <joachim backes rhrk uni-kl de>

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