[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#869774: thunderbird 52 needs enigmail 1.9.8 or later

Paul van der Vlis paul at vandervlis.nl
Sat Jul 29 14:12:20 UTC 2017

Op 27-07-17 om 20:52 schreef Daniel Kahn Gillmor:
> On Thu 2017-07-27 17:23:25 +0200, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
>> On Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:59:46 -0400 Daniel Kahn Gillmor
>> <dkg at fifthhorseman.net> wrote:
>>> I can confirm that enigmail 2: (from debian testing) installs
>>> successfully on jessie and that it appears to fix the underlying
>>> problem.
>> My experience is different: it installs without a problem, it gives
>> warnings while decrypting. And it looks-like it encrypts, but it sent
>> plain text.
> yikes.  this is a particularly scary failure mode, and i think it is
> distinct from the report here, which includes messages simply failing to
> send (esp. those with attachments) and some buttons or UI elements being
> unresponsive.
> Could you open this as a separate issue in the debian BTS?  can you help
> me to reproduce the behavior you're describing?  I haven't see that yet.


>> When I install it from Mozilla, it has the same problem on my machine, I
>> am now back to Thunderbird 45 as a work-arround, what works fine.
> glad there's a workaround, but it doesn't sound like something
> particularly sustainable long term.  if you can help me replicate the
> "looks-encrypted-but-sends-in-the-clear" failure mode?
When I answer an encrypted message of somebody in my keyring, I expect
that the message will become encrypted. But that's not the case. It's
sent unencrypted without a warning.

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis

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