S/Mime usage

Kai Engert kaie at kuix.de
Tue Oct 8 12:49:25 UTC 2019


On 08.10.19 14:02, Ludovic Hirlimann wrote:
> but is s/mime support worth keeping ?

I wouldn't consider the barrier of entry to actively use it as a
sufficient reason to remove it.

Even if not using S/MIME actively, Thunderbird users can passively
benefit from S/MIME support, by being able to verify the digital
signature in emails. I frequently receive digitally signed S/MIME email
sent to me by banks, companies, insurances or the post office.

Also, I assume there are many corporate Thunderbird users who are still
happy that we support S/MIME.

Kai


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