Future OpenPGP Support in Thunderbird

Phillip Susi phill at thesusis.net
Mon Oct 14 16:54:58 CEST 2019

Werner Koch via Gnupg-users writes:

> Still, TB is still subject to those attacks because their primary
> encryption protocol is S/MIME and the last time I checked S/MIME (well,
> CMS for the nitpickers) does not supoport any kind of authenticated
> encryption.  In contarst OpenPGP provides this nearly for 2 decades.

What do you mean?  S/MIME authenticates the user's identity via the CA.

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