choosing an encryption target from a User ID
wk at gnupg.org
Thu Sep 24 10:57:04 CEST 2009
On Wed, 23 Sep 2009 19:04, dkg at fifthhorseman.net said:
> Has this been made this clear to collaborating MUA/plugin developers? I
> think the "auto select a key" step for MUAs or plugins is often
> implemented as "let gpg pick the key based on the user ID".
I added PGP/MIME crypto to several MUA and as far as I can remember I
always used the approach to listy all keys and then select the bext
matching one. Mutt used this even before gpg; in recent code bases grep
for crypt_getkeybyaddr. I have not looked at the enigmail code but I
recall that the first PGP/MIME implementation for Mozilla (~2000) worked
as I described. Unfortunately they refused this code.
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