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Re: Bug#51883: replies to encrypted messages are not encrypted by default

Brian Ristuccia <brianr@osiris.978.org> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm trying to reach a consensus on whether or not mutt should encrypt a
> reply by default if it contains quotes from an encrypted message. Mutt has
> an option called pgp_replyencrypt which causes all replies to encrypted
> messages to be encrypted by default, but this option is not enabled by
> default.
> I think it's a bug that pgp_replyencrypt option is not enabled by default
> because it is very easy for a user to inadvertantly reveal the contents of
> an encrypted message in a plaintext reply without this option enabled. Marco
> claims it's a matter of user preference and that I should start a thread on
> debian-devel if I feel otherwise.

I would go for maximum paranoia, set it so that by default the user is asked
if the mail should be encrypted on reply, with the default set to yes. I mean,
there must have been a good reason for sending it encrypted in the first place.
It annoys me when I e-mail people encrypted, and they reply unencrypted.

However, I do not consider this a grave bug in mutt.

while :;do read x;echo \?;done

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