Subject: Re: Question about Enigmail for Mozilla/Thunderbird
To: Shane M. Coughlan <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-security
Date: 08/08/2005 13:18:51
In message <>, "Shane M. Coughlan" writes:

>I'm a new member of the Enigmail team at
>Enigmail, for those who do not know, is a graphical frontend to GnuPG
>that works as an extension in Thunderbird and Mozilla Suite
>(  It allows you to sign and encrypt email easily.
>I would be really interested to know if NetBSD users have experience
>with Enigmail, and what you think of the application.  Because NetBSD
>is such a secure OS, and its users are generally quite aware of
>security issues, I'm interested in creating a dialog with you guys.
>In the next few months I'll be remaking the Enigmail website, and
>working on documentation to get the application into the hands of more
>people.  I'd really like to work out a way to promote Enigmail in
>NetBSD, or (if there are issues with its use with NetBSD) to fix problems.

The best way to make it easily available to NetBSD users it to prepare 
a pkgsrc directory for it.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,