[Users] saving encrypted outgoing mail

Ricardo Mones ricardo at mones.org
Thu Jul 18 09:07:02 CEST 2013

On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 09:48:47PM -0700, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> When I send GPG encrypted mail, it is saved to the requisite folder on
> my side but I cannot read it (I see just an error message "Cannot
> decrypt" or similar).  This makes some sense because, after all, I don't
> have the corresponding private key with which to decrypt it.  But would
> it be possible to give an option to save the message to a local folder
> _before_ encryption?  Gnus does something like that IIRC.

  It could be possible with a simple plugin hooked on COMPOSE_CHECK_BEFORE_SEND,
but someone would have to implement it :)

  Enabling “Encrypt sent messages with your own key in addition to recipient's”
in Privacy page of account preferences should allow you to decrypt the message
without having a clear text copy in other folder, though.

  Ricardo Mones 
  The three principal virtues of a programmer are Laziness, 
  Impatience, and Hubris.                                    man perl

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