Future OpenPGP Support in Thunderbird

Binarus lists at binarus.de
Sun Oct 13 19:15:07 CEST 2019

On 13.10.2019 18:51, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Oct 2019 18:27, Binarus said:
>> keys' IDs were formally wrong so that key servers didn't accept the
>> keys. The easiest possible solution was to re-generate these keys using
> For the records: Not /keyservers/ but one specific keyserver which runs
> on a not yet matured enough code base and is thus expected to have bugs.

Thank you very much for your remark.

Actually, I have meant this to be just an example for the problems to
expect if too many features are missing.

Secondly, I suspect that there are more keyservers out there (running
other software) which also would reject those keys (I didn't try,
though, so this is speculation).

Thirdly, this is the keyserver which is preset in Enigmail (I didn't
change the default). For naive users like me, it is not possible to
check a keyserver's software version and to analyze how mature / stable
it is. I even wouldn't come to that idea, because this is the default
keyserver in a well-known software package :-) If I wouldn't have been
able to generate correct keys / IDs using GnuPG directly, I eventually
would have given up on encryption.



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