We shall value email usage

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Thu Mar 25 11:51:10 CET 2021

Hi Klaus,

Am Donnerstag 25 März 2021 10:25:22 schrieb Klaus Ethgen:
> But there is
> even a solution for Web-based mail clients. Mailvelope does a pretty
> good job. Although there are some stuff to know about:
> - Mailvelope can (obviously) only handle inline PGP mails. Decoding mime
>   mails (or encoding) is far away from such a tool

AFAIR Mailvelope can do OpenPGP/MIME 
(if the webmailer it is used with offers some features).

Did you know: you can use GnuPG with Mailvelope, if you want (e.g. for 
smartcards or higher security needs) 

> It is sad, that the native implementation in Thunderbird is a
> big step back. Although there is some advantages like the hidden subject
> header.

To me the protected headers implementation Thunderbird is a step back,
as it leads to unnecessary data leaks (subject and cc) to other clients
with are OpenPGP/MIME compatible. And it reduces the usability for emails
in many cases (see my email thread about it).

> On the other hand, as it was stated here too, it is not possible to
> disable 

It is possible to disable (they added this later), but it is an expert option 
and the default is still on (see drawbacks mentioned above).

Best Regards,
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