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Bug#386547: kmail: display of secure messages is bulky

Package: kmail
Version: 4:3.5.3-3
Severity: wishlist

The display of GPG or S/MIME-secured messages is extremely bulky. It
draws a box, or sometimes several nested boxes, with a different
colour around the secured parts of the message. This is visually
unappealing. Also the header above this box contains too many details
(key IDs, verification status etc) which is usually not interesting
and wastes a lot of space.

This is a very unattractive way to display messages which makes secure
e-mail really hard to read.

The security information should be much less invasive - check out
Thunderbird for example. A small status bar, coloured according to
security status, should be enough. The details can be hidden behind a
clickable icon, as is standard practise with web browsers and e-mail

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-rc4-kelev
Locale: LANG=sv_SE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=sv_SE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages kmail depends on:
ii  kdebase-kio-plugins         4:3.5.4-2    core I/O slaves for KDE
ii  kdelibs4c2a                 4:3.5.4-3    core libraries and binaries for al
ii  kdepim-kio-plugins          4:3.5.3-3    KDE pim I/O Slaves
ii  libart-2.0-2                2.3.17-1     Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libaudio2                   1.8-2        The Network Audio System (NAS). (s
ii  libc6                       2.3.6.ds1-4  GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libfontconfig1              2.3.2-7      generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6                2.2.1-2      FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1                     1:4.1.1-13   GCC support library
ii  libice6                     1:1.0.0-3    X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libidn11                    0.6.5-1      GNU libidn library, implementation
ii  libjpeg62                   6b-13        The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libkcal2b                   4:3.5.3-3    KDE calendaring library
ii  libkdepim1a                 4:3.5.3-3    KDE PIM library
ii  libkleopatra1               4:3.5.3-3    KDE GnuPG interface libraries
ii  libkmime2                   4:3.5.3-3    KDE MIME interface library
ii  libkpimidentities1          4:3.5.3-3    KDE PIM user identity information 
ii  libksieve0                  4:3.5.3-3    KDE mail/news message filtering li
ii  libmimelib1c2a              4:3.5.3-3    KDE mime library
ii  libpng12-0                  1.2.8rel-5.2 PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt3-mt                   3:3.3.6-4    Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libsm6                      1:1.0.0-4    X11 Session Management library
ii  libstdc++6                  4.1.1-13     The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                    2:1.0.0-8    X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1           X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                    1:1.0.1-2    X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxft2               FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxi6                      1:1.0.1-3    X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1                1:1.0.1-4.1  X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrandr2                  2:  X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1                 1:  X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxt6                      1:1.0.0-5    X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  perl                        5.8.8-6.1    Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  zlib1g                      1:1.2.3-13   compression library - runtime

Versions of packages kmail recommends:
ii  kdebase-kio-plugins           4:3.5.4-2  core I/O slaves for KDE
ii  kdepim-kio-plugins            4:3.5.3-3  KDE pim I/O Slaves
ii  procmail                      3.22-16    Versatile e-mail processor

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