Just a thought

John Clizbe John at Mozilla-Enigmail.org
Mon Apr 27 00:04:16 CEST 2009

David Shaw wrote:
> On Apr 25, 2009, at 6:14 PM, John Clizbe wrote:
>> Enigmail passes GnuPG a list of recipients to encrypt to. It does not
>> generate separate messages, only the one.  This is a constraint of
>> Thunderbird's architecture.
>> BCCed recipients are treated as just another recipient. There is only
>> one copy of the message and one set of encrypted session keys.
> I'm not sure if Enigmail has sufficient control here (due to the  
> Thunderbird restrictions), but if possible, it might be wise to handle  
> Bcc's recipients with --hidden-recipient instead of --recipient (i.e.  
> "-r").  That would better duplicate the standard expectations of a  
> user using Bcc: the regular recipients can all see who the recipients  
> are, but not the Bcc'd people.  As things stand now, any recipient can  
> see who was Bcc'd, which sort of removes the "B" from the Bcc.

Excellent suggestion, David. Thank you.

Filed as an RFE in Bugzilla:
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