GPG Mail: Decryption of the Subject (feature request: support for memory hole)

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21 Sep, 2020 05:17 PM

Thunderbird (OpenPGP) is now encrypting the subject and gives no option to disable this. This is causing grief for those of us that use GPGTools. Are there any plans to support subject decryption?

  1. 1 Posted by jim.carciofini on 24 Sep, 2020 10:02 PM

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    This has become a critical issue for our company. We have both Thunderbird and Mac mail users. Since Thunderbird has made encrypting the subject a non-selectable feature ,we really need GPGTools to do subject decryption. We can live without subject encryption. Our only other alternative will be for Mac users to drop GPGTools and switch to Thunderbird. I suspect this will be a problem for many GPGTools users.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 28 Sep, 2020 02:17 PM

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    Hi Jim,

    thanks for taking the time to bring up this feature request.

    The problem is still that on macOS Mail encrypted messages are not indexed for search. So if the subject was encrypted as well, that would render encrypted messages completely unsearchable.

    However your point is valid that at a minimum GPG Mail should support decrypting the subject.

    We have a ticket for this problem. I connected this discussion with the existing ticket. That means, should this discussion get closed, it will be re-opened as soon as the ticket is closed. That way you'll stay in the loop and get notified as soon as we have news. Feel free to open a new discussion should you run into further problems or need assistance.

    All the best,

  3. Steve closed this discussion on 07 Oct, 2020 09:55 AM.

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