Re: Thunderbird and end-to-end email encryption – summary of responses and proposed policy

Patrick Brunschwig patrick at enigmail.net
Tue Sep 1 13:59:26 UTC 2015


On 01.09.15 15:03, Axel Grude wrote:
> 
>> Certainly promoting Enigmail more is a no-brainer.  It already exists, and
>> it's already popular.  Making it easier for people to set up and use is
>> the lowest hanging fruit of all.
> +1
> 
> EnigMail team, if you want some help with UI design feel free to get in
> touch. Making it easier for users is one of the main drivers  for my own
> Addon development. Currently I am using XUL for this, but I am open to
> change once technologies become available. One problem with enigmail is
> that I perceived it as complicated and bulky (and there are extremely
> few people in my address book who are able to use PGP) so it has stayed
> mostly disabled for a long time. If we can minimized the interface for
> when it is _not_ used this would be a win.

I'm very happy to listen to any proposals that improve the UI. It's
clear to me that if Enigmail would be part of Thunderbird, its UI should
be minimized at least as long as users did not activate Enigmail.

-Patrick




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