Thunderbird 78, Enigmail and OpenPGP secure email

neandr neandr at
Tue Oct 8 17:13:20 UTC 2019

No details about pEp. Do I miss a statement TB isn't going with pEp anymore?AFAIK pEp is installed with Egnimail, so if Egnimail stops working with >68 which role will pEp play in the future for TB? 
-------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht --------Von: Kai Engert <kaie at> Datum: 08.10.19  09:20  (GMT+01:00) An: tb-planning at Betreff: Thunderbird 78, Enigmail and OpenPGP secure email This message is related to today's announcement on the Thunderbird blog: popular technologies exist that add support for end-to-endencryption and digital signatures to email. Thunderbird has beenoffering built-in support for S/MIME for many years, and will continueto do so.The Enigmail Add-on has made it possible to use Thunderbird withexternal GnuPG software for OpenPGP messaging.Because Thunderbird 78 will no longer support classic Add-ons, thecurrent Thunderbird 68.x branch (maintained until Fall 2020) will be thelast that can be used with Enigmail.As a replacement, the Thunderbird team intends to develop integratedOpenPGP messaging for the next major version of Thunderbird, which willbe released in summer 2020 (likely version 78).We are happy that Patrick Brunschwig, who has been developing andmaintaining the Enigmail Add-on for many years, has offered to assistthe Thunderbird development team.Many details need to be considered for this initiative.Please have a look at the following article which describes the approachwe'd like to take: you have feedback, please post it to this list.This feature was originally requested in mailing listtb-planning at mozilla.org
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