[Enigmail] spontaneous change of message status

David dgboles at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 16:23:01 CET 2015


On 3/13/2015 3:28 AM, Patrick Brunschwig wrote:
> On 12.03.15 20:38, Philip Jackson wrote:
>> Using Thunderbird 31.5.0 with Enigmail version 1.8a1pre
>> (20150312-0013) on linux.
> 
>> Recently, I've been paying a lot of attention to the new interface
>> in enigmail especially the enigmail toolbar when writing emails.
>> From time to time, I've had the impression that a message which
>> started out as 'This message will be signed' with only the 'sign
>> message' check box checked in the Enigmail Encryption and Signing
>> Settings box, has changed itself without my intervention to 'This
>> message will be encrypted' with the 'Encrypt Message' box ticked 
>> instead of the 'sign message' box.
> 
>> I've spent a little time this evening trying to track it down.
>> (and incidentally, it has just happened in this message).  I do not
>> understand exactly why it's happening but I've found a couple of
>> parameters involved.
> 
>> For this spontaneous change to occur, one needs these factors to
>> exist :
> 
>> 1. the 'To' field is in red type (with a red cursor) 2. the 'To'
>> field must be completed and not left blank 3. the spontaneous
>> change in message status occurs around five or six minutes into the
>> creation of the email - the body can be blank or partly filled.
> 
> Could it be triggered by auto-saving a draft message?
> 
>> What I don't understand is why sometimes I get a red cursor/ text
>> in the 'To' field and sometimes black.  I can provoke a red address
>> field entry by making any address incomplete but my address for
>> enigmail-users seems correct and complete.
> 
> That's Thunderbird behavior - nothing Enigmail influences and nothing
> Enigmail could do to improve it.
> 
>> Anyway - that is what I've found.  If anyone can shed any light on
>> this 'happening', I would be pleased.
> 
>> But I do consider that a spontaneous change to established message
>> conditions should not occur.
> 
> Agreed
> 
> -Patrick



Excuse me.  Could be this.

"Bug 1042561 - Addressing autocomplete widget: Typed text in red despite
results/matches found if suggestions change by last input "

<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1042561>

-- 

  David

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