Patrick Brunschwig patrick at enigmail.net
Wed Jul 31 14:25:49 CEST 2019

On 31.07.2019 08:56, David wrote:
> Patrick Brunschwig:
>> On 31.07.2019 00:36, David wrote:
>>> Andrew Gallagher:
>>>>> On 30 Jul 2019, at 18:47, David <david at gbenet.com> wrote:
>>>>> Hello Stefan,
>>>>> I have three email accounts with their own keys - Enigmail does not
>>>>> support this - you have to have one key and that's it.
>>>> That is simply not true. I used enigmail with multiple keys for years without any issues. If you’re having issues configuring it, perhaps ask on the enigmail list.
>>>> A
>>> I have done so - but have got no advice on the correct settings in
>>> Thunderbird or Enigmail.
>> That's not true. I have asked you for more details on the Enigmail
>> mailing list. But instead of responding, you came here to ask the same
>> questions.
>> As Enigmail uses GnuPG for any crypto-operations, I don't think that the
>> problem is in Enigmail, but in your setup. Feel free to answer my
>> questions on the Enigmail mailing list, and I'll continue to try to find
>> out what goes wrong.
>> -Patrick
> Hello Patrick,
> I did not approach this list for answers - I just asked if anyone knew
> of an alternative. I then got drawn in to what was the problem.
> People say "Oh your settings are wrong" But the FAIL to give the RIGHT
> SETTINGS!! And then go waffling on....................
> I have turned back the clock some 20 years - so have no settings to
> support further keys.
> Having said that - I would appreciate exactly what settings will work to
> enable me to sign with other emails and the public key associated with
> it and to be able to encrypt and sign with differing emails and keys.
> I want specific instructions - not moaning and groaning my settings are
> wrong and I don't know what I'm doing - that approach does not lead to a
> solution.

Here are the instructions:

1. Open the Thunderbird Account Settings (menu Tools > Account Settings)
2. switch to the tab "OpenPGP Security"
3. make sure that "Enable OpenPGP support" is checked
4. click on the button "Select key"
5. select the key that matches the email address of the account

Repeat Steps 2-5 for each and every of your accounts/email addresses.

If you follow(ed) these instructions, then everything else /should/ go
automatically and you /should/ not have any issues. If you do have
issues, then there are no simple instructions - we have to dig to find
out what's wrong.

The questions I asked on the Enigmail mailing list are the 1st step into
trying to find out why things don't work as expected, as I assumed that
-- as a long-term user -- you already did configure Enigmail correctly.


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