The application/pgp MIME Content-type

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Authors Nathaniel Borenstein  , Colin Plumb  , Philip Zimmermann 
Last updated 1994-05-23
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MIME [RFC-1341, RFC-1521] defines a format and general framework for the representation of a wide variety of data types in Internet mail. This document defines one particular type of MIME data, the application/pgp type, for 'pretty good' privacy, authentication, and encryption in Internet mail. The application/pgp MIME type is intended to facilitate the wider interoperation of private mail across a wide variety of hardware and software platforms.


Nathaniel Borenstein (
Colin Plumb (
Philip Zimmermann (

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