[Users] [Bug 3379] option to reply to a signed message with encryped (+signed) message by default

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Thu Feb 5 18:45:28 CET 2015


--- Comment #6 from Martin Uecker <uecker at eecs.berkeley.edu> ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> > This is what I meant. Sorry if I wasn't clear enough.
> > 
> > The configuration I would like to use is:
> > 
> > * always sign messages
> > * always encrypt messages when replying to a signed message
> > 
> > And if you want to encourage encryption, this should be the default.
> > The rationale is: if this is the default for everyone, then everyone
> > who can would be using encryption after the first unencrypted exchange 
> > of a signed message.
> This is a wishful thinking. Some people will just disable it, and others
> will even complain why there's a default which requires them to provide a
> password.

Then don't make the first step "always sign messages" a default. 

Although I would say this is a bit pessimistic: People also learned to 
protect their login with a password - or enter a PIN on their cell

Anyway, the second configuration option would still be useful.

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