email culture (Re: WKD: conveying intent of encrypt-by-default?)

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Tue Oct 25 09:57:55 CEST 2022

Am Donnerstag 13 Oktober 2022 23:50:33 schrieb Phil Pennock via Gnupg-users:
>  We need encryption _available_, but culturally
> "encrypt-by-default" is not going to fly.

In some cultures I hope (and guess) that it will fly.

> Almost all email usage locally is Gmail, with the browser app or the
> official Gmail mobile apps.  That is not going to change.

I wonder what could be done (in your local culture but also in other 
environments) to make reading encrypted emails better.
E.g. have your users tried Mailvelope?

> This is about using encrypted content being a PITA for most
> people.

Somehow this shows how local and good native email clients could be better.
As a long term email user a good email client makes me more productive
and those clients can usually deal with encrypted email nicely
(so it is not a hump at all, just a bit of setup once every few years).

How could be get there for more people?

--   +49 541 33 508 3-3
Intevation GmbH, Osnabrück, DE; Amtsgericht Osnabrück, HRB 18998
Geschäftsführer Frank Koormann, Bernhard Reiter
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 659 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part.
URL: <>

More information about the Gnupg-users mailing list