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Re: no{thing} build profiles




]] Jonathan Dowland 

> On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 02:11:48PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> >PGP-signed mail is an highly advanced feature, so I do not think that it
> >is unreasonable to expect from users who want to use it to also install
> >gnupg.
> …
> >No: it is also TOTALLY POINTLESS to even just automatically verify
> >received emails because any result is meaningless unless the local user
> >has manually configured local sources of trust. Which requires
> >installing AND configuring gnupg, so again the user has to know about
> >it.
> 
> I have sympathy with that position, but in which case PGP should be
> disabled by default in the /etc/Muttrc files too.

Wouldn't it make more sense for mutt to just go «oh, no GPG installed,
let's note that there are signatures here, but they can't be verified,
since there's no GPG installed on the system» and let the user know
that?  No need to actually disable PGP support.

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