Certified OpenPGP-encryption after release of Thunderbird 78

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Tue Jun 2 12:17:35 CEST 2020

On Sun, 31 May 2020 12:35, Patrick Brunschwig said:

> Let's first define Standard users. The majority of users who use
> smartcards that *I* know are expert or power users. They can handle this.

I have a different experience here and we are actually promoting the use
of smartcards because they better protect your private key and it is
easy to explain why users need to take care of their card than of a
bunch of files in the GnuPG home directory.

> The "Standard users" I have in mind don't use GnuPG for anything else
> than encrypting mails, and they don't use smartcards either. They won't
> have this issue in any way.

The standard user clicks right on a file icon, encrypts the file, and
sends it as attachment using his MUA.  That is an easy to teach and
understand workflow and does not require any special MUA.  Well, Outlook
users are more and more using the well integrated support we provide in



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