Thunderbird's hints and history for OpenPGP/MIME (new wiki page)

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Jan 31 20:06:53 CET 2022

On Mon, 31 Jan 2022 01:09, Ángel said:

> Nothing in the email you receive is actually required. You could have a
> Fully-Encrypted-Email-Messages, which on SMTP looked like:
> MAIL FROM:<...>
> RCPT TO:<lists at>
> .
> No plaintext at all. (Well, some Received: headers would be added, plus
> a Return-Path: ) You can even do that today.
> Your problem is that no client supports it.

Your problem is that the entire business world would immediatley stop
grinding.  Mail ist not just a toy for privacy geeks but the glue which
connects all kind of processes.  If you don't need this just switch to
to your favorite chat protocol.



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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