Open Bug 227096 Opened 21 years ago Updated 2 years ago

display and record session key strength and algorithm when communicating via SSL


(Thunderbird :: Message Reader UI, enhancement)

Windows 2000


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: hauser, Unassigned)


(Whiteboard: [driver: WONTFIX?])

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030907
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030907

When sending or receiving a mail via SSL, I want to be able to know with what
protection level this happens:
- at least in the sent folder, it should be possible to see whether it was only
40 bits, or whether it it was better and which algorithm was used

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual Results:  
even more comfortable would be if a user can see configure the mail program such
that it displays the algortithms and key lengths before any sensitive
information leaves my client

Expected Results:  
the "gap-less security trail" RFE same applies also to the inbox

Re-assigning this RFE since MailNews - Security:General appears to be orphaned

Bug 227097 is the analogous RFE regarding the corresponding certificates
Component: Security: General → Mail Window Front End
Product: MailNews → Thunderbird
Version: Trunk → unspecified
i think that this should be moved to mail/news as it applies to mozilla aswell.
see also the corresponding RFE at gnu's JavaMail
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Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Resolution: EXPIRED → ---
QA Contact: junruh → front-end
sorry for the spam.  making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs.  filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
Component: Mail Window Front End → Message Reader UI
QA Contact: front-end → message-reader
Whiteboard: [driver: WONTFIX?]
Severity: normal → S3
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