Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Wed Feb 1 19:37:54 CET 2012

On 2/1/12 11:40 AM, gnupg at wrote:
> Has there been a concerted effort to make Enigmail an integral part
> of Thunderbird, distributed with it?

I don't know what you mean by a "concerted effort."  Maybe five Enigmail
users count under your definition, maybe fifty: maybe two people within
Mozilla, or maybe nobody has to be within Mozilla, etc.  All I can say
is that at various times people have tried to push for this, but so far
without success.  There seem to be two major reasons for this:

	* S/MIME is already irrelevant to the vast majority of
	  Thunderbird users, and providing OpenPGP would just
	  introduce a redundant irrelevant capability

	* Enigmail requires a binary that's not maintained by
	  Mozilla, which is released on its own schedule, and
	  is licensed under terms other than those Mozilla

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