Comment 2SB6 Re: 1.7.2 unusable


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1.7.2 unusable (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-09-12 08:46 (#2SAA)

I've been using enigmail for years but the recent update to 1.7.2 made it unusable.

Besides being suddenly very slow, it is now saving *all* drafts as encrypted even the one sent to people not using PGP. I don't know what's going on, but the end result seems to be that if the mail I'm writing has embedded images (*not* distant online images, just inline in the flow of the text), as soon as it is auto-saved in the draft folder (after 2-3 minutes), the inline images become "broken" (white square with dead link symbol).

The solution I've seen so far ? don't use html in emails, just plain text. But that doesn't fit very well in my workflow of sending inline graphs with comments around.

I downgraded to 1.7 since I'm don't feel impacted by the bugs (I never used the encryption, only the signing) and it's working fine. I'll try to fill a bug whenever I've time.

Sorry for the Friday morning's rant ... seriously :-)

Re: 1.7.2 unusable (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-12 13:09 (#2SAN)

Is it still the best solution for Thunderbird/Seamonkey? I'm not getting a great feeling about these devs.

I guess there's always GPG command line...

Re: 1.7.2 unusable (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-12 14:01 (#2SAV)

I don't know whether it's the best, but as far as I know it's the only one.

As for using GPG in command line, might as well use Mutt, it has GPG signing and encryption built-in :-)

Re: 1.7.2 unusable (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-09-12 14:33 (#2SB0)

Cool, thanks for the reply. I was always afraid I'd end up using a console mail reader again some day. :)

Re: 1.7.2 unusable (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-12 14:41 (#2SB2)

Welcome back! It's nice on the CLI mail reader front. I've never left it. If you need help with Mutt I can highly recommend my popular Woodnotes Guide to the Mutt Email Client (PDF, HTML versions). It gets pretty good reviews.

Re: 1.7.2 unusable (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-12 14:59 (#2SB6)

I definitely switched to vim several months ago and feel so much better, give it a bit of time and you'll see me join the Mutt crowd soon enough :-)

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