Encrypt Replies to Encrypted Mails by Default

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Jan Lehnardt

30 Dec, 2014 11:55 AM

GPGMail 2.5.b3 (797b)

  1. receive an encrypted message.
  2. reply to encrypted message.

The Reply is not encrypted by default.

The “Encrypt new messages by default” option is disabled, as I don’t want to write encrypted emails by default, but if I reply to an encrypted email, I always want the reply to be encrypted, as sending the quoted plaintext back to the sender defeats the original encryption.

What did you expect instead

I’d like ether for replies to encrypted emails to be encrypted by default (and a warning, if the other side’s pubkey is not available) instead of accidentally sending a plain-text email. If a default isn’t possible, I’d like a new Preference, like “Encrypt new messages by default”, but “Encrypt replies to encrypted messages by default“.

Describe steps leading to the problem.

  1. receive an encrypted message.
  2. reply to encrypted message.

The Reply is not encrypted by default.

If your problem concerns GPGMail, are you using any other plugins?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 10 Jan, 2015 11:16 PM

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    Hi Jan,

    thanks for taking the time to report this problem. We've a ticket for this problem and I've attached it to this discussion and added your vote. We're not sure yet, if this will end up being a warning which is shown when you reply unencryptedly to an encrypted mail, or if it will be a setting.

    If this discussion get's closed, it will be re-opened as soon as the ticket is closed so you'll receive a notification. Feel free to open a new discussions should you run into further problems or need assistance.

    All the best,

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 04 Feb, 2015 08:03 PM

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    Hi Jan,

    this issue has been fixed. If you want to test the fix, please download our latest nightly GPG Suite. That page also has sig and SHA1 to verify the download.

    Should the problem persist, please re-open this discussion. If you have other questions you can open a new one any time.

    Best, steve

    Disclaimer: This is a development version which has not been thoroughly tested yet, so bugs or crashes are to be expected. Thanks for helping us test this fix.

  3. Steve closed this discussion on 04 Feb, 2015 08:03 PM.

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