Why does Thunderbird try to enable end-to-end encryption with almost everyone even though I don't have keys corresponding to them?
Hey all - Pretty much what the title specifies. I've got a locally-installed copy of Thunderbird here, and it is somewhat erratic in who it tries to send email messages t… (read more)
Hey all -
Pretty much what the title specifies. I've got a locally-installed copy of Thunderbird here, and it is somewhat erratic in who it tries to send email messages to encrypted - sometimes it merely signs them (which is the expected, desired behavior), and other times, it assumes that I want to encrypt messages between me and this correspondent. One problem: I literally do not have any GPG/PGP keys on my system for anyone but myself, and I don't even have "Require encryption by default" selected in my account's "End-To-End Encryption" settings under "Account Settings".
For what it's worth, I'm very glad that Thunderbird has added GPG/PGP encryption by default, but so far Enigmail's implementation worked very well. It would automatically - and correctly - identify if you HAD a user's public key, and then encrypt correspondence between you and them, and otherwise (if lacking a corresponding public key) would simply sign emails. This worked perfectly for years. Hopefully I'm just missing a setting, but it'd be nice to get this to stop.
I've attached some screenshots with examples of what I'm getting, and what my settings are.