missing option to continue to send encrypted message as unencrypted



MailNews: Message Display
15 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Mike Manley, Unassigned)


Windows 2000

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021212
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3a) Gecko/20021212

The documentation indicates that you can specify that mail be encrypted whenever
possible.  The only two options are "never encrypt" or "always", which forces
you to go back and change the encryption options, and then send again.
It would be much more convenient if the error message gave an option to go ahead
and send the mail without encryption.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a message
2. specify a receipient that does not have a digital certificate
3. specify that the message be encrypted
4. send the message

Actual Results:  
message appears saying the mail can not be sent encrypted

Expected Results:  
message box asking if it is OK to send the message unencrypted

Thanks for considering this change.


15 years ago
Severity: minor → enhancement

Comment 1

14 years ago
I think that "encrypt if possible" is a very important feature. In good old
Netscape 4.7 this was possible. Everyone who had a cert got encrypted mail. I
think about nobody has "always send encrypted" turnd on, because you always know
somebody who doesn't have a cert and it's realy bothering turning it off all the
time. The same turning it on, remembering that the person has a cert....
So in some way it is a bug!

Submitter: Hardware and OS should be any, because this is not platformdependent.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey


13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
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Comment 3

13 years ago
This still isn't solved. It's still all or nothing and not: Do if you can!

Comment 4

11 years ago
It is really important feature for business thunderbird use. It's one of two features (the second is missing distribution list in LDAP) that block our organization from migrating from Lotus Notes/Outlook to thunderbird.
QA Contact: esther → search
Assignee: mail → nobody
QA Contact: search → message-display

Comment 5

9 years ago
Two years passed. Nothing changes:(
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