m.d.s.policy proposal to remove S/MIME support from Mozilla root certificates

Philipp Wagner lists at philipp-wagner.com
Wed Sep 23 15:09:37 UTC 2015

On 09/23/2015 03:17 PM, Gervase Markham wrote:
> On 22/09/15 18:55, R Kent James wrote:
>> The following discussion was initiated yesterday in the m.d.s.policy
>> discussion group. As I understand it, if implemented this policy would
>> effectively render S/MIME security unusable in Thunderbird unless we
>> maintained our own formal program to validate and install root
>> certificates for S/MIME security within Thunderbird.
>> Brian Smith is advocating strongly to remove this support.
> Are we certain S/MIME is still fully functional in Thunderbird? Brian
> expressed some doubts about that.

I don't know about "fully functional", but from a user perspective, 
S/MIME in Thunderbird works flawlessly. I use it every day, both for 
signing and encryption.


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