Certified OpenPGP-encryption after release of Thunderbird 78

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Fri May 29 22:32:34 CEST 2020

>> But it's a pity that
>> Thunderbird developed its own solution because of licensing issues
>> while we have a proven working solution with GnuPG...
> We never know, maybe in the future someone writes again a fully working
> solution for Thunderbird/GnuPG users.  

Over the last fifteen years of providing email support to Enigmail
users, I can say 95% of the Enigmail problems were caused by needing to
call out to GnuPG.  The pipeline was (still is) fragile and the source
of many errors.  Distributing GnuPG separately from Enigmail was also a
headache and a half.

You may think Enigmail is a proven working solution because it works for
you and the people you know.  I'm very happy it works so well for you!
But from my perspective, with literally almost two thousand emails over
the last fifteen years from people asking for help, I'm reluctant to
call it that.

It works well for many people and I'm really glad it exists.  But
there's still an unfortunate amount of work involved in getting it set
up and working.

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