Rated 5 out of 5 stars

missing x64 win support

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The previous comment tells me that the poster probably didn't read the instructions, clearly stating that GnuPG is required. Installed that first, then Enigmail and all is well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Critical installation information missing Rated 3 out of 5 stars

In order to install the Enigmail plugin on Linux, one needs to run SeaMonkey or Thunderbird as root, or as administrator on Vista and Windows XP. Attempting to install it while running the application from a regular user account will cause the installation to fail with a cryptic "Unexpected error -211" message, totally unhelpful to people who haven't memorized the Mozilla error code tables. This critical piece of information can be found on forums, but should have been added to the plugin description here to avoid frustration for users. That's why I give the application a meager 3 stars.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1). 

Great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

you'd think things like Enigmail would be the default/norm/standard method for email. but its not. It is a shame enigmail isn't included with thunderbird by default as well... but that's been said a million times, enough about that.

Enigmail is a add-on that transforms email, rather than Thunderbird. With Enigmail, you generate a key that can be used to identify/authenticate you, yourself. It means you can 'sign' your email with this key, and it can be 3rd party verified that it really did come from you and no one else. If any/every email was done this way... you could feel confident that when your bank emailed you, (or other very sensitive matter), it really came from them. Email scams would nearly cease to exist. Spam would follow just as quickly and email would be more like personal mail.

The second benefit (if you choose) of Enigmail is full encryption. Lets face it, Gmail admins must read your email, if they don't, then maybe the don't, but its my word against theirs... but those ads that seem to know what your emails about didn't get that way from someone guessing, and who knows what metrics they keep on what ads they've sent to you (after all, that know its you, your email address doesn't change). Full encryption means without the key (think of it as a password that only receiver gets to know), no one can read your email.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Boeleo, bedankt voor je heldere uitleg, ik ben het gaan bekijken.

Ik heb dat nu zover klaar, die add-on van Enigmail doet het ook, accounts zijn toegevoegd maar ik twijfel over het juiste programma, kom steeds hier op uit, http://www.gpg4win.org/

Verder werkt het prima, ik denk dat mensen veel aan je uitleg hebben.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Betere link hieronder

[http://www.epublicator.nl/folder/index.php?MagID=353]

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Installatie uitleg met plaatjes. Rated 3 out of 5 stars

....ik vind dat het voor veel mensen te moeilijk is. Encryptie is nog niet voor iedereen weggelegd.

Hieronder een link met uitleg over installatie van de add-on voor encryptie. Het is met veel beeldvorming/plaatjes gedaan, dus makkelijk te begrijpen.
Serverinstellingen en downloaden van Thunderbird staan er ook in met veel plaatjes.

http://www.mijnbestand.nl/Bestand-FLYJFPJJHH3T.pdf

Je krijgt een groene button met Download te zien. Na klikken kun je nog kiezen tussen downloaden/opslaan of direct lezen.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

amazing...

i read about public and private keys in a book called Little Brother, and when i researched them i was surprised to see an encryption software that used it as easily assessable as this one

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

64bit Linux for 1.0.0 available! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

There are more downloads at the developers' site:
http://enigmail.mozdev.org/download/index.php

NB, if you have 64bit or AMD64 Linux, you need the 64bit extension, only available at their site.

Great extension! It's unobtrusive and the initial setup is just this:
1) install ThunderBird (I use Ubuntu, and it's not the default email client)
2) install Enigmail extension
3) Follow instructions http://enigmail.mozdev.org/documentation/quickstart-ch2.php

Note that for users of other OS's, you may have additional steps. Step 3 is basically just a howto and best-practice on how to use the Enigmail Wizard.

BTW, I don't know why it turns off HTML email as the default... I have tested it with PGP/MIME on HTML emails and it seems to work fine...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Security contra Mail-Organisation Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I installed the software and so far i had no problems. Encryption and decryption works perfectly and brings more security.
It's nowhere mentioned, that a permanent decryption of E-Mails after receiving them in an inbox or in a folder is not possible (except you export them as Text-File).
As a result, the inbuilt helpful Thunderbird search and filter functions to organize and search messages cannot be used for encrypted messages anymore.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.96.0). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I agree with glebovitz, it's a bit disappointing that TB's already been in beta for months and there's still no working version for the 64bits systems.

This addon is really useful, a MUST for every Thunderbird user. As a TB user, version 3 is a need against the current stable version, but it's too hard we have no GPG in TB 3 while this addon remains uncompatible.

PS. Pete*xS9, really, check again the message from glebovitz. He asks for a 64bit version and in the nightly builts there's nothing like that... yet.

Three stars, as it works pretty, pretty well (and should deserve 4-5), but it has been not updated for months... it works pretty well where it can be used.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.96.0). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

LAST time I tried this, (and I see no signs of an update since) it asked whether each and every message sent should be encrypted via PGP.

A BUTTON would make much more sense.

I also want to add my voice calling for 64-bit upgrades to BOTH Firefox and Thunderbird, and, the promised improvements to Penelope, the continuation of the wonderful Eudora alternative mail system. (another story).

MOST new *computers* (vs."don't care 'bout privacy, I do it all on-line" appliances) are coming out with multicore 64-bit systems.

The "do it all ON-Line crowd members (who also wonder where all the spam comes from) either need a quick education or simply don't care about privacy - and setting up T'bird or even downloading mail via POP3 is beyond them already.

Some need an education, some wouldn't mind a Telescreen watching their every move at home except in the bedroom under the theory "I've got nothing to hide and I love that 'personalized' experience I get from companies that keep records on me*."

"Anyway I've got nothing to hide, only criminals do" is a frequent response - no hope there.

But for the developing hard-core folks who say NO! to the infothieves (and should demand the Googles of the world offer a "pay $ .0001 per search alternative to "add this to the file on 'im" treatment, and the offer be made before any data is stolen. Call your Congressfolk and Senators and ask for a needed law!)

Meanwhile, 64-bits, multithreaded x86 code and a bit more user control on this one would be a big help.

*Some "social interaction" pages seem designed to elicit 'suckers' for causes allegedly using cash for a,b,c,... and I really feel sorry for these folks.
And even for some who want to stop - Education can be tough. An 80+ widower friend of the family is on every "sucker list" in the country and, of course, donates money to any charity that takes the time to send HIM a personalized letter asking Dear (first name) and ending with an ink-jetted "signature." Though he owns a computer for e-mail and surfing, he has no understanding that, outside of the ink-jet, EVERY initial IBM PC or its CP/M ancestors had the power to do the same thing under Dos 3 and WordStar! (I do see a need for a law in the near future prohibiting the delivery of such requests if the person or his nearest family go before a judge and say and prove such letters have the impact of draining the elderly/others no t capable of controlling *all* their finances, from their well-deserved retirement funds.
(I won't go into details - it is not a Freedom of Speech issue but an I-S/He cannot control, and therefore demand an auto-opt-out)

A for effort
Fortunately for them, at least Firefox is semi-hardened already, straight out of the electron box, and easily/automatically strengthened by updates, handled by a family member who has basic understanding

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.96.0). 

For Thunderbird 3.0 compatibility check the nightlys Rated 4 out of 5 stars

http://enigmail.mozdev.org/download/nightly.php

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.96.0). 

For Thunderbird 3.0 compatibility check the nightlys Rated 4 out of 5 stars

http://enigmail.mozdev.org/download/nightly.php

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.96.0). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I know this is free and so forth BUT why don't you make this compatible with Thunderbird 3.0b4?

It's really annoying to use Thunderbird 2 on a mac and 3.0 final won't be released until Dezember. So why don't ease up folks life right now?

I'm really disappointed because I switched to Thunderbird for one reason: The AppleMail GPG-Plug in GPGMail wasn't compatible with 10.6.

Now I try to set this up just to find out it doesn't work with the latest Thunderbird?

Come on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.96.0). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

lets review the state of the world.

1) Fedora distributes thunderbird 3.0beta with FC11.

2) This has been the state of the world for months.

3) there is still no enigmail that works with thunderbird 3.0beta x86_64.

4) The current state of the art is 64 bit systems.

Hello, is anyone going to fix this? Is it time to switch to something other than thunderbird?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.96.0). 

importend tool Rated 5 out of 5 stars

my correction:

This direct link by mozilla supported only the 32 bit version.
By http://enigmail.mozdev.org/download/index.php you can download this 64 bit add on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.96.0). 

importend tool Rated 5 out of 5 stars

my correction:

This direct link by mozilla supported only the 32 Bit version.
By http://enigmail.mozdev.org/download/index.php you can download this 64 bit add on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.96.0). 

Update Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Support for TB 3.*? I would use it too.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.96.0). 

Encryption Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Recently I've needed to open encrypted emails and I've looked at installing this on Thunderbird, but at present this add-on doesn't support Thunderbird 3 beta 4. This is an add-on that I would definitely use.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.96.0).