Saving unencrypted mails back to disk, part 2

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27 Apr, 2018 10:15 AM

Hello,

following up to my first contact about that subject in 2013, I'll ask again (with slight corrections). See https://gpgtools.tenderapp.com/discussions/problems/11131-saving-un...

Has anyone thought over the searchability of encrypted mails (especially outside Apple Mail.app)? I have a huge mail archive and it often helped me out by researching a topic with Spotlight, Grep or Alpine (the latter has much better search facilities). The biggest Drawback for me to actually use encryption by default is that I cannot search the messages afterwards, since they get saved in encrypted form.

I know this is by intend, to protect the mails: PGP is about end to end encryption. So I'd love to have the choice to write back the unencrypted mail to disk/IMAP/whatever (not possible with Pop3, at least) to keep the stuff searchable. A quick search on this topic put up nothing besides my initial post.

Yes, I know that I lose secrecy with this. That's why I think about this possible feature as a choice to be switched on or off in general, with the ability to make exempts per Mail with another icon or something like that.

Thanks for reading, sharing, agreeing or considering. :-)

-- PoC (again)

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 27 Apr, 2018 01:55 PM

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    Hey Poc,

    welcome back. We don't have news on this as we are focussing on other areas currently. You are correct and having such an option you discribe would be great. But it's not trivial to implement.

    Best,
    steve

  2. 2 Posted by poc on 27 Apr, 2018 02:20 PM

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    Hello Steve,

    Thanks for your timely reply!

    Am 27.04.2018 um 15:55 schrieb Steve <[email blocked]>:

    > welcome back. We don't have news on this as we are focussing on other areas currently. You are correct and having such an option you discribe would be great. But it's not trivial to implement.

    I understand. I'll get back to you in another five years. ;-)

    I plan to donate a motivation upgrade next month. Feel motivated, then. ;-))

    :wq! PoC

    PGP-Key: DDD3 4ABF 6413 38DE

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 29 Apr, 2018 10:06 AM

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    Thanks for your kind words and support! That's appreciated.

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