Thunderbird and Efail

Phillip Hallam-Baker phill at hallambaker.com
Thu May 17 12:16:47 UTC 2018


On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 6:15 PM, Matt Harris <unicorn.consulting at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On 17-May-18 3:38 AM, Onno Ekker wrote:
>
> On 5/16/2018 4:19 PM, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
>
>
> ​The Thunderbird S/MIME implementation is utterly horrid. configuring
> TBird to use certs was a 20 minute process​ last time I cared to try. And
> none of that is necessary.
>
> I did generate a key and installed it in my Thunderbird profile today in
> less than 5 minutes.
>
>
> There are current discussions on how to make S/MIME fit for use. I think
> it very likely that we will see something like ACME emerge but for SMTP and
> that there will be free certificate providers.
>
> There is at least one:
>
> https://www.instantssl.com/ssl-certificate-products/free-
> email-certificate.html?track=8193
>
> Onno
>
> *Might as well just go to the source.
> https://www.comodo.com/home/email-security/security-software.php?track=8243
> <https://www.comodo.com/home/email-security/security-software.php?track=8243>*
>

​I work for Comodo Group Inc, not Comodo CA which is a separate company
with different owners (as of 6 months ago). So while I still know people
there and they do offer a free S/MIME cert, I can't speak for their plans
going forward.​
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