FEATURE REQUEST: Security Levels in Subject Line Dropdown Box

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07 May, 2015 06:35 AM

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Being ex-military one of the ways we handled emails was always including the subject line a classification level. eg.


and this is used commonly by plenty of Government agencies. It's useful because not only does it immediately alert the receiver to what content is going to be in the email BEFORE they click on it and open something potentially "restricted" thus giving them time to move rooms or make sure their environment is clear of onlookers. It's also useful because you can then set up rules and mailboxes to channel or act upon subjects line with this in place.

I would like to see GPG Mail introduce a "drop down box" of sorts at the end of the Subject line in the Mail client to set a predefined security levels when you being drafting a new email, you could obviously set a default from preferences.

I realise you could write this manually but having an option there helps to set a pre-determined formatting as many people might forgot, not format it properly.

  1. 1 Posted by AJ on 07 May, 2015 07:16 AM

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    In addition to my comments above, here is an example of policy that GPG could reference to build in "visual" security notifications into emails on the consumer desktop level. At this moment there aren't many free software that do this unless you go down the route of an expensive enterprise solution such as TITUS.


  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 09 Jul, 2015 04:09 PM

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    Hi AJ,

    thank you for this proposal. We believe that this use of the subject line is a very specific one and not something that would interest most of our users. We'll consider it, but don't put hope too high, that it will be integrated soon.

    All the best,

  3. Steve closed this discussion on 26 Nov, 2015 09:39 PM.

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