Future OpenPGP Support in Thunderbird

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Tue Oct 15 07:13:01 CEST 2019

> I have used Enigmail since its inception and have never knowingly
> submitted a log or answered a survey and have always assumed Enigmail
> does not phone home.

It does not.

> Here we disagree.  I believe that existing software is not that
> difficult to use.  The problem, if there is one, is that most people
> simply aren't interested.

There's excellent academic research into why.  I heartily recommend
reading this paper: "Secrecy, Flagging, and Paranoia: Adoption Criteria
in Encrypted Email".  Shirley Gaw, Ed Felten, and Patricia
Fernandez-Kelly, out of Princeton University.


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