kmail: strange behaviour with some s/mime encrypted emails
in kmail I routinely sign my emails using s/mime. I rarely use s/mime
encryption, but I haven't seen a problem for a long time. However,
recently a friend of mine sent me two encrypted emails. The first one
from kmail. No problems at all with that email.
The second one he sent from thunderbird and this email is shown as
garbled junk in the message preview pane as you can see here:
I asked a number of people to send me s/mime encrypted emails from thunderbird
and the result is always the same.
I had a closer look at the emails to try to find a difference. I found
a couple of small differences, but since I don't know (yet) what a
standard compliant s/mime encrypted email should look like, I don't
know which one is the reason of the problem:
- from thunderbird: kmail shows an attachment named "opaque signed data"
- from kmail: kmail shows no attachment
> On Wednesday 30 January 2008 10:09, Andreas Petzold wrote:
>> * Header info:
>> - from thunderbird:
>> Content-Type: application/x-pkcs7-mime;
>> Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
>> Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="smime.p7m"
>> Content-Description: S/MIME Encrypted Message
> Sounds like one of the symptoms of
> https://intevation.de/roundup/kolab/issue2182 >
> Which version are you using precisely?
enterprise 20071204 r744693 packaged by kde-redhat.
> I suggest to try a recent enterprise35 version and file a report
> in the tracker above, if this still does not work.
OK, recently I got an update of my kdepim packages
to version 20080109 r758806. And hooray - no more garbled messages!
But now I can't decrypt them :-( since it says: Unsupported algorithm.
And this is confusing! As you can see from
Re: kmail: strange behaviour with some s/mime encrypted emails
> OK, recently I got an update of my kdepim packages
> to version 20080109 r758806. And hooray - no more garbled messages!
> But now I can't decrypt them :-( since it says: Unsupported algorithm.
> And this is confusing! As you can see from