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Re: Bug#40394: forwarding an encrypted PGP message is useless

2002-04-10 01:33:37

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On Tuesday 09 April 2002 19:47, Marc Mutz wrote:
Allow it? Deny it?
Re-encrypt or remove encryption?

The problem is, of course, that the original sender might not like
his encrypted text being sent out in the clear again...

I'll just state my opinion on this matter because I want to give
Volker some support ...

I say: Allow forwarding. Remove encryption if you do inline
forwarding (forward as attachment shouldn't alter the source at all).
If possible, re-encrypt (i.e. the 'encrypt message' button should be
activated by default but you should be able to turn it off). You
should probably display a warning with a 'Dont show me again'
checkbox, too.

Reasoning: If KMail doesn't let you do this, then you can still just
copy&paste. So all you do is annoy the user. If the sender of an
encrypted email _really_ doesn't want you to forward that message to
others or doesn't want it forwarded in unencrypted form then he has
to tell you explicitely in his message. He'll have to do this anyway
because he can't assume that all mailers handle this the way KMail
does and because the user could still do copy&paste. It would be a
good idea to make the user aware of the implications, though, so
that's why I'm in favor of the warning message.

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