Reading mails encrypted by Thunderbird with KMail

Sunday, March 05, 2006 at 01:29 AM

I wish I could read S/MIME encrypted mails received from Thunderbird users with KMail but unfortunately gpgsm which is used by KMail does not support RC2 encryption - the algorithm Thunderbird encrypts mails with. Looking at cipher/rfc2268.c from the libgcrypt 1.2.2 source, the algorithm is commented out:

/*{ "1.2.840.113549.3.2", GCRY_CIPHER_MODE_CBC },*/
/* pbeWithSHAAnd40BitRC2_CBC */

Removing the comments leads to a no data error so I guess it is commented out for a reason. I have filed a bug report and hope someone will provide more details.

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