Trouble with enigmail and Thunderbird 1.5

Bob Henson bob.henson at
Mon Jan 23 21:13:05 CET 2006

Jean-David Beyer wrote

> I have recently switched ISP, but I also upgraded Thunderbird at the same time.
> Now when I get a gpg signed e-mail, I supposedly can check the pen? and it
> will offer to download the key, giving me a choice of keyservers. I
> generally pick
> But now, when I do that, it just buzzes around and never downloads the key.
> I looked at my firewall, and it is not blocking it. I tried it manually with
>  gpg --keyserver --recv-key 0xF621EDAD
> for example, and it worked fine.
> Is this a known problem? Or should I find a Thunderbird newsgroup to ask?
> And if so, which one?

I use Thunderbird 1.5/GnuPG/Enigmail and haven't had any major problems ( I
just downloaded your key quite quickly from
a minute or two ago) but I have noticed that server to be intermittently
slow during the last few days - I recall one one occasion changing server to
get a key quickly. I put it down to the server being busy or under repair or
whatever. I haven't seen any mention of problems in the Thunderbird support
newsgroup or forums, so it may just be a coincidence that the server had
problems just as you switched to TB. On the other hand, encryption doesn't
get discussed much in the forums. Sorry that's not very positive.



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