[Mageia-discuss] Thunderbird quoting problem

Anne Wilson annew at kde.org
Sat Jun 23 09:43:59 CEST 2012

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On 22/06/12 01:19, Doug Laidlaw wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Jun 2012 21:54:26 +0200 Florian Hubold
> <doktor5000 at arcor.de> wrote:
>> Am 21.06.2012 13:11, schrieb Anne Wilson:
>>> Using TBird 10.0.5, I find that using the Reply button results
>>> in a single line containing the date and name of the
>>> contributor being quoted - nothing else. Sometimes, that is.
>>> Further investigation suggests that it may be related to
>>> replying to encrypted mail. Any ideas?
>>> Anne
>> Did you maybe by accident mark something in the message which you
>> want to reply to? Thunderbird only quotes the selected parts of
>> the mail, in that case.
>> But what i see is that your PGP signature gets minimized to the
>>> symbol you can see below your quotation in this reply ...
>> And furthermore but maybe unrelated, thunderbird /enigmail 
>> doesn't seem to be able to retrieve your public key ...
> I haven't used Thunderbird, and I haven't had occasion to notice
> this issue, but if I understand it correctly, it makes a lot of
> sense.  The alternative to-be-expected result means that text which
> was originally encrypted becomes unencrypted when quoted, and
> remains unencrypted thereafter, perhaps repeated through a long
> thread.  That wasn't what the originator wanted.  Whether it does
> any harm depends on the content.  For those who use encryption for
> casual correspondence, it doesn't.  Spies or Government departments
> would need to keep the privacy.
> Doug.
No.  The behaviour previously encountered is that my key decrypts the
message, which displays decrypted when quoted, and is re-encrypted
when I reply to my colleague.  This may be a TBird 13 bug.  I have
been replying to him without problems in TBird under Cauldron for
several weeks before I saw this.  When I wrote the bug report I
assumed it was a difference between M2 and Cauldron, but now I'm
seeing the same problem here (netbook running Cauldron).


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