from Mail to Thunderbird

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03 Sep, 2012 11:30 AM

Since automatic mail encryption is broken in Mail 6.0 in OSX10.8 I have to move to Thunderbird and Enigmail.
MOst went smooth; I can send and receive encrypted mail, but I am stuck with the S/MIME option.

I get this message:
"You need to set up one or more personal certificates before you can use this security feature. Would you like to do so now?"

Of course I want to do that, but it is unclear what to do exactly... Any help with this problem in particulair and this migration to Enigmail in general?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 03 Sep, 2012 11:35 AM

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    Hi Dosch,

    for the time being you could use GPGServices to encrypt/decrypt messages.
    S/MIME is part of the standard so that should still work, if you have your certificates setup correctly in OS X.

    For help with Enigmail specifically, please consult the people at

    We only include it as an alternative for people not using but can't provide support for it.

    Hope that helps.

  2. 2 Posted by dosch on 03 Sep, 2012 12:26 PM

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    ok, clear.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 03 Sep, 2012 01:23 PM

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    Good stuff. Hope you can get your Thunderbird setup right. First 10.8 alpha is a few weeks from here. Hope we'll see you then. :)


  4. Steve closed this discussion on 03 Sep, 2012 01:23 PM.

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