On Friday 08 September 2006, email@example.com wrote: > 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 > clients. Hi! I actually like the way it is done. This kind of security cannot be represented by a simple icon. You can have a mail of different parts, all can be signed one or multiple times from different people, subparts can be encrypted to different keys and so on. You just can't with a icon mark the message as "signed" or "encrypted" if it is only valid for a couple of lines in the email. A message like "One or more lines in this email is signed" is not usable at all. I as a user need to know which lines is the signed ones. The same is true for encrypted emails. I consider closing this bug as wontfix soonish. /Sune -- I cannot save the site of a TCP minitower, how does it work? You have to explore with the gadget on a computer to install the file.
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