Problem retrieving encrypted email

Alphax alphasigmax at
Sat Aug 19 10:55:08 CEST 2006

1wing-angel wrote:
> I don't know if this is a Thunderbird issue, a GnuPG issue, or a Engimail
> issue. I'm assuming it's Thunderbird's problem. I also don't know if I
> should post this to you guys or Thunderbird or Enigmail, but anyway I hope
> this is the right place. 
> So far everything is working ok, BUT whenever I send a "Signed and
> Encrypted" email to myself, it goes through Gmail but I can't receive it
> with my Thunderbird email client.
> When I log onto my Gmail account, the signed and encrypted email is there in
> my inbox, but when I try to retrieve the message from my Thunderbird email
> client, it doesn't work. It doesn't give me any error messages or anything.

I belive it's actually an issue with Gmail.

Suppose you send an email (via Gmail's web interface or their SMTP
server) to a mailing list. The mailing list will send a copy of the
message back to you (if you've enabled it); however, Gmail recieves it
and says "Oh, you already sent that, I won't bother delivering it to
you". I'm not sure if it ever appears in your inbox, but it won't be
forwarded by any filters, and it probably won't be accessible via the
POP3 interface either.

I'm fairly certain that the behaviour is identical for sending an email
to yourself.

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