[Mageia-discuss] Thunderbird quoting problem
annew at kde.org
Sat Jun 23 10:10:15 CEST 2012
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On 23/06/12 08:43, Anne Wilson wrote:
> 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?
>>> 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
>>>> 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.
> 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).
Can't be the version of TBird, of course, as Tosh is running 10.0.5
and netbook is 13. Sorry - caffeine starvation.
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