Certified OpenPGP-encryption after release of Thunderbird 78

karel-v_g at tutanota.com karel-v_g at tutanota.com
Fri May 29 14:43:28 CEST 2020

No, I don't work for an Aufsichtsbehörde and (fortunately) I don't have to deal with them directly most time. But the Aufsichtsbehörde defines how my work has to be done and they have the right to inspect it. And one of the things they require is use recommended (e.g. BSI) software for mailencryption. Of course there is no way knowing for them whether I comply or not without intercepting my mail or visiting my office.
But as always it might cause problems when not complying.
So I think I will continue use Thunderbird as MTA and use GPG4Win with copy and paste for the encryption part.
But it's a pity that Thunderbird developed its own solution because of licensing issues while we have a proven working solution with GnuPG...
But why should I take the discussion personal?? :-)

28. Mai 2020, 23:21 von sac at 300baud.de:

> karel-v_g--- via Gnupg-users wrote:
>> Hello!
>> The German translation should be "Aufsichtsbehörde" (or even better
>> "Rechtsfähige Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts"). In fact I don't know
>> the exact translation and didn't find any appropriate in
>> Google-Translate or deepl. So "supervising authorities" was my best
>> guess without being a native speaker... Does this change the meaning
>> or anything else? Karel
> Hi,
> while it is not my business, I do not understand why you have to take
> care about the Thunderbird issue, as a users and not the
> Aufsichtsbehörde ... If for example you have a job at the
> Aufsichtsbehörde then ok, like I said, I would contact gnupg.com and
> ask them if GnuPG Desktop (A Windows app) fits for your working
> environment and in case not what they would suggest, because the
> Aufsichtsbehörde should have IMHO funds to issue a professional
> licensed working solution for their employees.
> In case you only have to deal as a gpg4win user with the
> Aufsichtsbehörde via email, then I don't understand how would they
> detect if you would not comply by using later the new Thunderbird,
> without BSI approval.
> P.S. please don't take it personal!
> Regards
> Stefan

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