Re: v4 of repairing Mixed-up mangled MIME messages

Subject: Re: v4 of repairing Mixed-up mangled MIME messages

Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 14:33:56 -0300

To: Jameson Graef Rollins, Daniel Kahn Gillmor, Notmuch Mail


From: David Bremner

Jameson Graef Rollins <> writes:

> On Sat, Sep 14 2019, David Bremner <> wrote:
>> Jameson Graef Rollins <> writes:
>>> Can we have notmuch auto-apply a tag, like the "encrypted" and "signed"
>>> tags, that indicates mail has been mangled in this way?  I'm feeling
>>> somewhat morally opposed to just silently fixing mail that's been broken
>>> by bad/irresponsible actors on the net.  We need to keep pushing on MS
>>> to fix this issue globally, so I for one would like to be reminded if
>>> I'm still being affected by this.
>> It's side point, but it should rather be a property than a tag if we do
>> something like that. In hindsight I think "auto tags" were probably a
>> design mistake, since they are (easily) mutable by users.
> Right, sorry, yes it should be a property.  I agree.
> Any reason not to move "encrypted" and "signed" to be properties as
> well?

I guess it would require some client code to be adapted. I'm not sure
what really relies on those tags other than ad hoc searches.

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