Open Bug 269414 Opened 16 years ago Updated 7 years ago

[RFE] Per-recipient S/MIME signature and encryption


(MailNews Core :: Account Manager, enhancement)

Not set


(Not tracked)


(Reporter: jmdk, Unassigned)



(Whiteboard: [psm-smime])

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Thunderbird/0.9

Thunderbird should support per-recipient rules for signing and/or encrypting
messages with S/MIME. This could be implemented as a rule dialog, similarly to
what has been done with enigmail, or preferably as an option in the address book. 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
See Suite bug 154334.
I concur, this is a necessary feature to make S/MIME useable. The referenced bug 154334 is similar but not a duplicate.
There needs to be a way to sign all mail except that mail sent to certan domains that don't support S/MIME (AOL, Hotmail, WebTV, etc), and to certain individual users who don't know how to upgrade their outdated email clients. The users of these clients/services tend to be easily confused by strange attachments, which is exactly how S/MIME signatures appear to them.
The enhancement as described in the original post would solve this problem beautifully, and allow users to successfully use S/MIME signatures and encryption on most of their email, without unnecessarily confusing Grandma any more than she already is.
Enigmail's solution is fairly mature. That would be ideal IMO.
QA Contact: preferences
imho a valid request. Confirming.
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Per-recipient S/MIME signature and encryption → [RFE] Per-recipient S/MIME signature and encryption
Duplicate of this bug: 361573
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Component: Preferences → Security: S/MIME
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
QA Contact: preferences → s.mime
Component: Security: S/MIME → Account Manager
QA Contact: s.mime → account-manager
Whiteboard: [psm-smime]
FYI, there's an add-on available which sets encryption/sign options based on address book fields:
Duplicate of this bug: 625432
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