How to use a the same generated keypair on enigmail/thunderbird and iOS Mail

Andrew Gallagher andrewg at
Mon Jul 17 12:19:53 CEST 2017

On 2017/07/16 18:24, Jürgen Polster wrote:
> The IOS apps for working with openpg encryption are iPGMail and
> oPenGP. Both interact with mail by cut and paste of content

In the case of iPGMail, it can also use the "mail attachment" OS hook to
automatically populate a draft email. You still need to press "send" a
second time, but you don't have to mess around with clipboards.

The disadvantage is that sending encrypted messages as attachments is
not standards compliant, and enigmail for one has great trouble dealing
with them at the other end. Unfortunately there's no way for an iOS app
to implement PGP/MIME properly, given Apple's strict restrictions on
email apps.


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