[Enigmail] Configuring default Key Selection

Simon Loewen simon at simonloewen.com
Wed Jun 11 00:30:53 PDT 2008


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I have tried the same setup on Windows XP and Thunderbird in work and it
works without a hitch.

The problem is at home on Ubuntu because the configuration is identical
in EnigMail on both.  Strange.

Simon Loewen wrote:
| I tried these instructions last night.
|
| Results;
|
| All emails are sent encrypted by default including to addresses that
| there is not a key for.
|
| e.g I sent an email to a fictional address for which there is no key:
| fred at hdakhdasj.comb.  The email was encrypted, but I don't know why!
|
|
|
| Olav Seyfarth wrote:
| | Hi Simon,
| |
| |> I would like Enigmail to :
| |> 1) encrypt by default emails that it has a public key for
| |> 2) if there is no public key then by default it won't encrypt the
email.
| |> 3) all emails ought to be signed by default.
| |> At no point ought the user be prompted for anything.
| |
| | Let me put it in my words:
| |
| | You would like to have a OpenPGP -> Preferences -> Key Selection
| setting to
| | "encrypt emails automatically if Enigmail has a public key for each
| recipient".
| | If there is no public key for any of the recipients, then Enigmail
| shall send
| | an unencrypted email. At no point ought the user be prompted for
anything.
| | The setting whether to sign or not to sign by default can remain as it
| is now.
| |
| | I have good news for you: just switch to "No manual key selection",
| and switch
| | on "Sign unencrypted messages by default", "Sign encrypted messages by
| default"
| | and "Encrypt messages by default" in the account's OpenPGP settings.
| |
| | Olav
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