WKS support on Thunderbird

Andre Heinecke aheinecke at gnupg.org
Mon Mar 1 11:30:53 CET 2021


On Monday 1 March 2021 03:11:31 CET Dashamir Hoxha via Gnupg-devel wrote:
> However it does not have WKS support. I updated my system and I was
> baffled to see that with the latest Thunderbird it is not possible to
> send a key to a WKS.

Yeah, let us hope that they readd it again.

> I tried KMail, but I couldn't find how to do it with KMail either. If
> I have missed it, please point me to the docs that describe how to do
> it.

I think KMail triggers it when you set up an account with the accountwizard 
but I don't think it handles updating an already published key in WKS.

> So, I had to revert back to the previous version of Thunderbird, so
> that at least I can continue testing. However, if no client supports
> WKS this is a problem, because it makes useless installing a WKS
> server.

I am hoping to have an action for that in Kleopatra that would open just the 
default Mail client with a WKS Mail when you trigger the action in Kleopatra.

Our Outlook plugin GpgOL also handles WKS, if you send an encrypted mail with 
a WKS enabled account and it does not find your key in WKS it will ask you to 
publish it. But as mentioned the Kleopatra feature would be helpful for that.

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