[Enigmail] Is Enigmail intercepting "missing key"

Patrick Brunschwig patrick at enigmail.net
Thu Mar 26 08:36:46 CET 2015


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On 25.03.15 20:36, Doug Barton wrote:
> On 3/25/15 4:44 AM, Patrick Brunschwig wrote:
>> On 25.03.15 09:04, Doug Barton wrote:
>>> I was reading some list mail today and came across the
>>> attached with 1.8.1.
>> 
>>> Is this a new thing that Enigmail is doing? If so, how do we
>>> make it go away?
>> 
>> Yes it's new and no, it's not new. The new thing here is the
>> "Import key" button. In older versions the text was slightly
>> different and suggested to use the "Details" button.
> 
> Yes, I'm familiar with the old text.
> 
> The new thing seems to be that when this event is triggered it 
> unconditionally stops processing. Am I correct in this assumption?
> 
> I have auto-key-retrieve in my keyserver options, which meant that
> in most cases before, the old text would flash briefly and then the
> key would be retrieved, and then the message would be verified.
> 
>> You can't make it go away, I consider it an important usability 
>> improvement.
> 
> The new text and the import button are great, *for people who need 
> them.*  If I am correct that this event is now stopping the
> processing of the message, that is the bit that I would like to see
> go away. If I am not correct about that, my apologies for the
> noise.

Automatic key-retrieval is a GnuPG function; I'd expect you don't see
the message if the key could be found by GnuPG.

- -Patrick



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