Thunderbird 78.x and enabling OpenPGP by default

Kai Engert kaie at
Wed Jun 3 09:02:12 UTC 2020

On 28.05.20 23:59, Matt Connell wrote:
> On 2020-05-28 14:36, Kai Engert wrote:
>> Thunderbird 78 will not use GnuPG in its default configuration, so you 
>> will not be able to use them with Thunderbird's internal keyring.
>> No, currently the intention is that the Thunderbird keyring is 
>> considered internal data, stored in the Thunderbird profile directory, 
>> managed by Thunderbird, only.
> Apologies if this is an obvious question; I may have missed the answer 
> in the thread.
> Does this affect Linux users?


We will use the same implementation for all platforms.

RNP by default for all operations.

Only optionally, if we can get it done in time (maybe later), an option 
to fall back to GnuPG for secret key operations, only (to support 


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