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OpenPGP message encryption and authentication for Thunderbird and SeaMonkey.

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Update system except thunderbird, due to critical implementation of enigmail into TB

I am part of a small NGO whose IT Admin is currently ouf of reach. All our computers have Ubuntu installed and in our everyday work we rely heavily on gpg. Here is the problem: While some people have ...
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Thunderbird with Enigmail freezes

It seems that the Enigmail extension was updated today in my Ubuntu desktop machine. The version is now "Enigmail 2.1.8". However, after Thunderbird starts (and a few seconds pass) ...
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Created new pair of GPG Keys good for 1 wk - Why do I need to make Revocation Certificate

Testing GPG encrypted emails, I understand the reason for Revocation Certificate if you are making one for long time. Beings I'm trying to setup Thunderbird & Enigmail I thought I would start with ...
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Thunderbird crashes while using Enigmail

I am on thunderbird 68.4.1 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 16.04 Lts. And I am using Enigmail 2.1.5 (20191231-1524) with gpg2 for encrypting and signing emails. However when I try to activate signing with enigmail ...
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Failing to generate keys in Thunderbird Enigmail

Running Ubuntu 18.04 on an HP 15. Trying to encrypt my email with Enigmail in Thunderbird, but key generation fails, unfortunately. Debugging log shows the following errors: 2019-02-26 11:09:17.986 [...
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.gnupg/ and gpg.conf owner and permissions to satisty both GnuPG and Enigmail

Enigmail wants $USER to have the write permission on ~/.gnupg/ directory but the gpg tool then complains about insecure permissions : $ ls -ld ~/.gnupg drwxrwx--- 1 root xyzt 248 févr. 25 16:34 /home/...
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Secret key has missing trust [sic] in Thunderbird

I have recently installed the latest version of Thunderbird (60.3.0, 64-bit) on Ubuntu 18.04 from the Snap Store. I have installed the Enigmail addon and successfully imported my private key. On ...
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Enigmail pgp key in Libre office

sorry if this was already answered, but I couldn't find the right answer on my own. I am using Enigmail in Thunderbird and created a pgp key (priv and pub) for myself in Enigmail. Now I want to sign ...
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Restore enigmail private keys from file system

I have a newly installed Ubuntu 17.10 and do want to recover my private pgp keys from an already extracted duplicity backup. How to accomplish this task?
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Can I prevent an OpenPGP key from being synchronized to keyservers?

I want to generate an OpenPGP key and use it with Thunderbird, but I don't want this key to be synchronized with the keyservers when I do so in Seahorse.
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Seahorse does not provide passwords anymore

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. I am using Skype, Thunderbird with Enigmail and Nextcloud. This three applications have passwords stored by Seahorse and when you enter them once, you don't have to reenter ...
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GPG/Agent does not ask for password

I'm a bit frustrated by my Ubuntu (17.04) Setup with Enigmail 1.9.7/GPG 2.1.15. I think after changing from Ubuntu/Unity to Ubuntu GNOME (but I really don't know if that was the trigger), Enigmail ...
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thunderbird stuck with 'Status: Creating mail message...'

the last update of thunderbird (the version is now 52.1.1 (64-bit)) on ubuntu 16.04 causes my mail client to get stuck with the message Status: Creating mail message... then nothing happens ...
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In Evolution, how do I attach my public key to a message?

If I'm writing a message in Thunderbird, I can attach my public key by simply selecting Enigmail | Attach my public key. (Rather than using the regular file attachment button to attach my public key ...
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repeated OpenPGP passphrase popup when opening encrypted email

when I receive an encrypted email from one specific person, in both my enigmail setups on different computers, the normal "Please enter the OpenPGP secret passphrase" window repeatedly pops up - for ...
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How can I verify whether my OpenPGP key revocation was uploaded successfully?

I just revoked my old PGP key using Enigmail in Thunderbird. I uploaded the revoked key and deleted it afterwards. Now I'm wondering, how can I verify that it is really revoked so that other users ...
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Enigmail issue with Ubuntu 16.04, Thunderbird 38.8.0

Enigmail! It's great for remaining secure. When it works, anyways. I seem to have a bit of an issue with Enigmail in which I can click on an encrypted email, but the email simply shows a blank page ...
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Enigmail in Thunderbird works only with root

Hi I have a problem with in Thunderbird with enigmail and pinentry-qt4. I went through several tutorials and forums and followed all the steps. Now I found out that it works fine when I run ...
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How do I install GnuPG 2.0?

In Ubuntu 15.10 when using Mozilla Thunderbird with Enigmail I get the following warning (in Swedish): Du använder GnuPG version 1.4.18, vilken inte längre stöds. Enigmail kräver GnuPG version 2....
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Back-up utility endlessly asks for encryption password

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS updated today. As I tried to start the scheduled back-up (on an external drive), the dialogue box asked me the encryption password endlessly and never proceeded to ...
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How to retain Enigmail/OpenPGP passphrase with Kubuntu?

I am using Enigmail with Thunderbird to crypt my emails and I would like it to retain my passphrase for some time. In Enigmail settings it is possible to set a duration to memorize the passphrase. ...
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Enigmail doesn't work with 15.10

I just updated to 15.10 and enigmail doesn't work anymore. Before, when sending an email, it asked me for the passphrase, and everything was fine. Now, it just says "Error - wrong passphrase" and ...
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GPG-Agent / Enigmail stopped working after upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10

Good day everyone, I just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10 using the Software Updater. After reboot I realized that Enigmail (Version 1.2.8.) in Thunderbird (Version 38.3.0) stopped working. I am unable to ...
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Enigmail not asking for pgp passphrase but saying no key available

decrypting emails with enigmail in thunderbird does not work anymore. It is because I don't get the chance to punch in my passphrase, a form asking me to do so used to pop up, now it's not and I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Issues setting up email encryption in Thunderbird with Enigmail

I am having trouble setting up Email Encryption in Thunderbird using Enigmail. I created encryption keys on another Linux machine running Zorin without any issues & exported it to my external hard ...
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PGP Enigmail Problem, can no longer decrypt or sign my own messages

From one day to another my Enigmail Thunderbird Plug-In stopped working and I can no longer decrypt messages send to me encrypted with my public key. Even if I wrote these messages myself. Every time ...
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Does Enigmail defaultly check keyservers upon receiving signed emails?

How does Enigmail acquire the public key for someone who sends you an encrypted email? Do you have to import it yourself or does it get the key from a keyserver?
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Key X not found or not valid with Xubuntu, Enigmail and Thunderbird

I try to run GnuPG with Enigmail and Thunderbird. At first it seems that everything runs perfectly: I am able to encrypt / decrypt files. Only Thunderbird with Enigmail doesn't work. I always get the ...
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Can't import keys to keyring, nothing happening

I'm trying to use Keyring's import functionality but nothing happens - neither an error of any sort, nor any of my keys getting imported into Keyring's GUI. I created a public/private key using gpg ...
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Tool to ask adressbook for pgp keys

I would like to know if somebody knows a tool, where i can query my whole adress book in Thunderbird or Gmail, to ask, if there are PGP keys for somebody there. So i can just use the PGP key of People ...
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Rosetta Stone with wine

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and PlayOnLinux 4.0.14 I want to install Rosetta Stone on my system. Everything is working with wine, but Rosetta Stone does not detect the mounted language packages. I ...
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passphrase in thunderbird with enigmail 1.6

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. Two days ago I installed Enigmail 1.6 for Thunderbird. It works! Unfortunately I have to type in my passphrase everytime I receive or send an encrypted mail. Is there a way ...
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PGP key: length, multiple identities, smart card

I am new to GnuPG. I have generated a key in with Enigmail in Thunderbird so far, which is also available through Seahorse now. I generated a key with 2048bit. However, I read that 4096 is now ...
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gpg-agent: how to limit the passphrase cache retention time

I'm using Thunderbird/Enigmail, and the plugin tells me that the process in charge of the passphrase cache is gpg-agent. The retention time of the passphrase is too long for me (possibly, the entire ...
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Enigmail - how to encrypt only part of the message?

When I confirmed my OpenPGP key on launchpad I got a mail from them, that was only partially encrypted with my key (only few paragraphs inside the message). Is it possible to encrypt only chosen part ...
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Which is the correct GnuPG executable to use to configure Enigmail?

I'm trying to setup Enigmail to work in Thunderbird. Enigmail says it could not find GnuPG when I open Thunderbird > Tools > Addons > Extensions > Enigmail Preferences > Basic tab. I looked in my /...
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Proper method of installing Enigmail

What's the proper way to install Enigmail (PGP Signing for Thunderbird)? I noticed that it's in the Ubuntu repositories - is that the proper way to install it, or should I install it from the page on ...
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