Re: [Evolution] automatic s/Mime encryption

I understand the "encrypt all" setting and the reason for it to throw the error back. That much makes sense.

But couldn't it check well before sending? Or if I specifically say "encrypt if possible" then I am specifically taking the stand that if I can't encrypt to a person then I don't care and send it any way?

Personally, I almost never do group emails, but it would be nice to email people that can receive encrypted email with encrypted email but I am normally not concerned if I cannot encrypt and I don't want to turn it on and off for every individual email.

Less secure, not really. Because if I had something sensitive that must be encrypted, I could still use the options menu to force encryption on and it would work just as it does now. But if it is in the "if possible" mode it would try to encrypt and if it cannot then yes, it would silently send unencrypted because I would do that anyway 99.9% of the time.

On Thu, 2021-10-07 at 09:33 +0200, Milan Crha via evolution-list wrote:
On Wed, 2021-10-06 at 13:38 -0700, Glenn J. Schworak via evolution-list
I am wondering if I am missing something or if not could it be added
that the email is automatically encrypted if it knows that it can and
not if it knows that it can't?

how does the application know that it can or cannot? From the past
"experience"? I hope not.

Similarly, how would the "WHEN POSSIBLE" work? Just try it and if no
certificate for any of the recipients is found then send it

That would upset many users, they enable automatic encryption for
security reasons, that they write to someone for the first time doesn't
mean to stop the encryption. It's better that Evolution tells you it
cannot encrypt, than to send unencrypted message silently, despite an
option to encrypt the message is turned on in the composer.

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