Erich Eckner via Gnupg-users: > Hi David,
> here is, how I had thunderbird + enigmail running for several years with
> two keys and without problems (I have switched away from thunderbird
> since one year ago, because it got too heavy and slow for my taste):
> For each sending address, I have an identity
> "Edit" -> "Account Settings" -> "Manage Identities ..."
> and for each I set up the correct pgp key to use
> "Edit ..." (in the Identities-window) -> "OpenPGP Security" -> "Use
> email address of this identity to identify OpenPGP key" (where the
> address matches) and "Use specific OpenPGP key ID" (where the address
> does not match).
> Sry, If this does not help and you mentioned it already, but the
> previous mails contained too much emotion to completely be read by me.
> Anyways, since you originally asked for an alternative: I am currently
> using alpine + topal - which get's the multiple-keys part well, too, but
> has deficits regarding MIME/multipart encryption.
> Erich Eckner
> Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
> Institut für Optik und Quantenelektronik
> Helmholtzweg 4
> 07743 Jena
> Tel. +49 3641 9-47238
> On Wed, 31 Jul 2019, David wrote:
>> Robert J. Hansen:
>>>> That's why I am considering other solutions. I have been with
>>>> Thunderbird and Enigmail for over 20 years with one key pair -
>>> This is simply not possible, as Enigmail didn't exist until 2001. (It
>>> took until about 2003 before it became really usable.)
>>> Gnupg-users mailing list
>> Ok two years out - thank you for the correction
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I did what you said - associated each email address with it's own key.
I then shut down Thunderbird re-started and carried out the following test:
I sent an encrypted and signed email to site-admin from postmaster. I
received the email - it took 6 attempts to decrypt it.
I then decided to reply - so I sent an encrypted and signed email to
postmaster - I was unable to sign as site-admin - after 9 attempts of
entering the passphrase - each time rejected by Enigmail. I was unable
to send a signed and encrypted email to postmaster.
I sent an encrypted and signed email to david - when selecting the right
public key there was always a tick in postmaster which I removed and
selected the right key to encrypt too. BUT Enigmail REFUSED to accept my
passphrase after 9 attempts.
I decided to send a signed and encrypted email to postmaster from David.
With the following results: For some strange reason Enigmail encrypted
to postmaster and signed:
Decrypted message Good signature from David <email@example.com> Key ID:
0x3299975EAD1E968848D19945459E3AE3EA13E1A3 / Signed on: 31/07/19, 12:18
Key fingerprint: 3299 975E AD1E 9688 48D1 9945 459E 3AE3 EA13 E1A3 Used
Algorithms: RSA and SHA256 Note: The message is encrypted for the
following User ID's / Keys: 0xD21B4405FDDA1EF2 (postmaster (There's
always light at the end of the tunnel) <firstname.lastname@example.org>),
0xCF833B99EBD6222A (David <email@example.com
I just copied and pasted the passphrase into the check box - I did the
same with firstname.lastname@example.org and entered it in by hand 6 times.
I decided to send a signed and encrypted email from skipper to David
with the following results: The message was signed Enigmail accepted the
passphrase. The message was decrypted - even though Enigmail asked me
for david's passphrase. When I clicked on show info about the signer no
results came back. I do not know if email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org actually decrypted the email :) Hahhhaha!!!
When selecting a public key to encrypt too - email@example.com's key
is always selected. One hundred per cent of the time.
I am going to attempt to sign and encrypt a "test" email to you:
I selected your key - no passphrase was asked for - the email was sent.
Who signed it - I have no idea.
Enigmail fails to read it's own settings - and fails to accept valid
passphrases associated with valid keys.
Enigmail always defaults to one PRIMARY KEY which is firstname.lastname@example.org
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