[Enigmail] Enigmail v1.8 Beta 1
philip.jackson at nordnet.fr
Sun Mar 8 21:00:28 CET 2015
Hi Patrick :
I'm now Running Enigmail version 1.8a1pre (20150308-0013) - (Sunday's nightly)
on Thunderbird 31.5, Ubuntu 1404
There's still an odd behaviour on 'sender's key' offers.
On 07/03/15 19:05, Patrick Brunschwig wrote:
> On 01.03.15 22:07, Philip Jackson wrote:
>> I've found a glitch in enigmail 1.8beta connected with "sender's
>> key" options.
>> If the mail has been signed, you have 3 ways to be offered some
>> options for the sender's key :
>> 1. from the 'Details' button in the message header 2. from the menu
>> bar Enigmail/ Sender's key/ 3. from the strange little icon (3
>> small horizontal bars) on the right hand end of Thunderbird's Mail
>> It is this latter which gives most often defective options.
>> If there is no PhotoID with the key concerned, the PhotoID option
>> is not greyed out, clicking it does however provide the message
>> that no such id is available.
This is now ok - the photo-id option is greyed out in all Sender' key' offers if
the key has no photo id.
>> If the message has not been signed at all, the Details button of
>> course is not present and the other two ways still provide a range
>> of options.
Here there is a difference in behavior depending on how one arrives at the
unsigned message and, I think, whether the unsigned message contains a quote
from a signed email. Four cases :
1. If I pass from an unsigned to another unsigned message, all the
enigmail/sender's key/options are greyed out. This includes from the
thunderbird menu bar and from the menu bar icon.
2. If I pass from a signed message to an unsigned one which does NOT contain
any quote from a signed message, likewise, all options are greyed out.
3. However, if I pass from a signed message containing a quote from the
unsigned message (ie a reply to the unsigned message) to that unsigned one, the
menu bar options offer 3 clickable options (View key properties, sign key, set
owner trust) that relate to the previously opened signed message.
4. Likewise, if I pass from a signed message to an unsigned one which contains
a quote from the signed message, I get the same three offers.
If you have retained this complete thread, you can check it out on three of the
last four messages :
-from Patrick Brunschwig 7/03/15 19:07
-from Ian Mann 7/03/15 19:25 (containing a quote from Patrick's mail)
-from Ludwig Hugelschafer 7/03/15 19:57 (containing a quote from Ian Mann)
Pass from Ludwig's mail to Ian's and with Ian's mail open, you can get offers to
see a key which turns out to be Ludwig's key.
Pass from Patrick's mail to Ian's and you get offers which produce Patrick's key.
I believe that with Ian's unsigned email open, all "sender's key" related
options should be greyed out.
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