[Enigmail] some thoughts about usability

Ludwig Hügelschäfer ludwig at enigmail.net
Sun Mar 29 20:37:38 CEST 2015


On 29.03.15 20:11, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> 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.)

Well, we're not forced to write in HTML when using PGP/MIME :-)
Thunderbird doesn't even force us to read HTML, even when it's sent :-)

Ludwig

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