Certified OpenPGP-encryption after release of Thunderbird 78

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Sat May 30 01:07:03 CEST 2020

> If TB 78 is going to have native support of openGPG encryption, then the
> original person in the thread should be able to export all of the keys
> in their key rings, and import all of those keys into TB 78, or am I
> missing one of the gotchas with
> TV 78 and it's openGPG encryption support.

You're missing the gotcha of "as of -Beta3, the new Thunderbird *cannot
even import a key*."

I'm not kidding.  It is so far from complete that Kai Englert, who leads
the TB78 OpenPGP effort, recently proposed postponing OpenPGP support in
TB until version 78.2, or about a three-month delay.

At present, as of -Beta3, TB78's OpenPGP support is badly broken.

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