PGP'd HTML email fault in Outlook XP (fine in 2000)
Posted on 2002-06-25
I have a website which sells stuff. Every once in a while it will email me an order encrypted using PGP. I use Outlook as my email client and have the PGP plug-in installed so that the orders are automatically decrypted in the preview pane. Or at least they used to be...
I recently "upgraded" to Outlook XP and since then the orders no longer decrypt in the preview pane. I just get the PGP code. As far as I can tell, the problem is to do with the Content-Type of the email, which is set to "text/html" because the orders are formatted as HTML.
What Outlook seems to be doing is displaying the email body as HTML before using PGP to decrypt it. I tested this by changing the content-type to text/plain and it decrypted fine (although of course, it didn’t render the html).
What I need is a way to get outlook to decrypt the pgp code and then render the output as HTML.
Does anyone know how to get round this one?