gpg is destroying my messages ...

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Mon Nov 7 17:54:41 CET 2016

On Fri 2016-11-04 20:58:10 -0400, Wols Lists wrote:

> Basically, I'm very frustrated that gpg is losing random emails of mine.
> The problem is I am NOT using it by default, but every now and then it
> will "grab" a message I send. I then can only access it by typing in my
> pass-phrase. (And, iirc, the menu bar displays and says DON'T sign,
> DON'T encrypt!!!)
> Why on earth - HOW on earth - is it encrypting messages without needing
> my key? And why is it doing it? I need gpg for the odd message, but it's
> a right royal pain when it does this as messages refuse to save in sent,
> and I can't access emails I've sent without a load of grief.
> I can't even find out how to strip this blasted encryption from my own
> messages so I can see them without problem!
> I'm using the gpg plug-in for thunderbird ...

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