Certified OpenPGP-encryption after release of Thunderbird 78

Mark azbigdogs at gmx.com
Fri May 29 23:35:13 CEST 2020

One of the potential problems I can see is multiple key rings. which I
have just recently discovered in my own setup. I have the "standard" key
rings that GPG4Win/Enigmail use and then I discovered 2 unknown files in
my gnupg directory. PAPubring.gpg and PAsecring.gpg. I eventually
deduced they came from an archiving program I use that has PGP built in
called Power Archiver. 

Granted I am a newbie with PGP but the thought of having to make sure
multiple key rings are all synced sounds like a hassle.

On 5/29/2020 1:32 PM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>>> 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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