Apple Mail and Thawte vs thunderbird with Enigmail OpenPGP

Brian Hawkins brianhks at
Mon May 5 14:25:58 MDT 2008

The Thawte cert is using SMIME to sign the email where as OpenPGP does its
own pgp thing.  Chances are that production email clients will support SMIME
but not PGP, like in the case of your Apple friend.


On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 1:54 PM, Brandon Stout <bms at> wrote:

> Are there compatibility problems between Thawte and OpenPGP?  I can see
> signed mail coming from one person's Apple Mail signed with a Thawte sig,
> but the person using Apple Mail doesn't get my signature when I send with
> Thunderbird using my OpenPGP signature.
> Brandon Stout
> Stout Hosting LLC
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