GPGMail: Reply to encrypted message doesn't quote decrypted text

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08 Feb, 2017 07:18 AM

When I reply to an entire encrypted message, the quoted text contains the encrypted attachment name, like:

But if I select any (decrypted) text in the message, that text is quoted.

I would expect the plaintext to be quoted.

(This might be a feature, if no text is quoted, but it's confusing to have an inconsistency depending on whether text is selected or not.)

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  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 09 Feb, 2017 11:44 AM

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    Hi Tim,

    I am not sure if I understand this request correctly. by default cites either the entire mail (nothing selected) or the selected text (as soon as some text is selected).

    We do not interfere with that default.


  2. 2 Posted by Tim on 09 Feb, 2017 12:17 PM

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    Hi Steve,

    When replying to some encrypted messages with nothing selected, I see Mail quoting the message as if it contains a single attachment containing the encrypted data.

    I expect to see Mail quoting the decrypted text of the message.

    (It seems that your ticketing system filters out things that look like HTML. I think that's why my report is incomplete here.)

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 12 Feb, 2017 11:03 PM

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    That sounds indeed like a bug then. Can you specify if there is a specific structure of the encrypted messages that end up as attachments when replied to?

    We have not yet seen such behavior.

  4. 4 Posted by Tim on 14 Feb, 2017 12:46 AM

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    I can't reproduce this issue, it might be dependent on my hardware token.
    And I'm not sure which message caused it.

    If you can retrieve the original text of my bug report (it appears that the encrypted attachment name was stripped out of the bug report), it could help me be sure I have the right message.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 14 Feb, 2017 10:49 AM

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    Hi Tim,

    if you find out anything new, keep us posted.

    I don't think we can recover the stripped information. Maybe replying via your browser (instead of email) would be worth a try to see if then information gets stripped as well.


  6. Steve closed this discussion on 04 May, 2017 11:54 AM.

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