gmail smime, sends two messages one is not encrypted. Experience?
sac at 300baud.de
Thu Dec 5 23:39:49 CET 2019
Uwe Brauer via Gnupg-users wrote:
> This might be slightly off topic, but I would really appreciate some
> My university uses a special gmail service for academic institutions.
> Recently gmail provides smime support itself and this has been enabled
> by my university.
> Now comes the strange thing:
> I use smime mostly with emacs+gnus, sometimes with thunderbird.
> When I sent (with emacs or thunderbird) an encrypted+signed message , to a
> person in my university which whom I have interchanged the public key, since
> some time, *two* messages are sent, one
> 1. Is encrypted and signed
> 2. The other is only signed.
> Can somebody please confirm this strange behavior?
> Is this connected to the fact that my university enabled smime support?
> It seems to me a complete security breach.
Sorry, I can't help you but I do have a question, if you don't mind ...
Why are the Students at the University don't use OpenPGP with Gmail
via the free Mailvelope add-on for Firefox, Chrome? Wouldn't that be
not cheaper instead of purchasing a whole lot of S/MIME certificates?
And Mailvelope is also super easy to use and no GnuPG installation
certified OpenPGP key blocks available on keybase.io/stefan_claas
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