[Enigmail] some thoughts about usability

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Sun Mar 29 20:11:03 CEST 2015


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On 03/29/15 12:44, Mike Acker wrote:
> I think we need to re-think this protocol question: if the user
> selects either (a PGP Signature or PGP Encryption or both) and (the
> message is in HTML format) then the user needs to use PGP/MIME and
> that should be the automatic default.   certainly OK to have a
> switch to change the message to plain-text and shift to PGP/Inline
> but at this point I think most eMail messages are written in HTML.

Indeed, the world has dragged us all kicking and screaming to HTML
mail whether we want it or not.  I am not convinced that it's an
overall improvement.  (Though I would be less dubious if it were not
so frequently used to either spam us or track us.)


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  Phil Stracchino
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  phil at co.ordinate.org
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