Thunderbird, NOT Mac Mail

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30 Apr, 2015 03:06 PM

I do not, will not, use Mac Mail.

How do I get this to work with Thunderbird?

And note: I am NOT talking about Enigmail. Forget that. I just want plain encryption WITHOUT Mac Mail.

  1. 1 Posted by Ref on 30 Apr, 2015 07:16 PM

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    Yeah, it looks either impossible or ridiculously hard. I bit the bullet, installed Enigmail, and downloaded the old GPG from Sourceforge.

    It seems that every software developer is going for "a complete, solution!" and assumes that users are sheep, led inevitably to the next shiny gadget. They're not interested in simple things that work.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 02 May, 2015 04:55 PM

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    Hi Ref,

    I'm not sure I can follow the rant. You do not want to use Enigmail. And you want to use OpenPGP in Thunderbird.

    Not sure, but in that case, Thunderbird and GPGServices is probably what you are looking for?

    Ideology aside, I'd consider GPGMail + a simple thing that works.

    I'm not sure I understand your use case. If you are a command line user all you need is MacGPG2. But then again, it seems you want UI, but you do not want a plugin. Neither for nor for Thunderbird.

    All the best,

  3. Steve closed this discussion on 14 Aug, 2015 01:38 PM.

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