"Ludwig Hügelschäfer" <ludwig@enig...> wrote in message
> Hi Papo,
>> Papo wrote on 25.04.12 18:45:
>> So, even though this user ID in the From field is irrelevant for purposes
>> identifying the encryption key, Enigmail requires it to be included. Why
>> that? (I am using the latest version of Enigmail on in TB 11.0.1 on
>> OS.) Thanks.
> The message draft _has_ to be encrypted to a public key where _you_ have
> the corresponding secret key. Otherwise only the intended recipient
> could decrypt the draft later. This can't be the sense of encrypting a
> draft. Enigmails way to identify _your_ key is the setting in "From:".
Hello, Ludwig. Your explanation makes perfect sense now. Enigmail is
proceeding under the assumption that I may want to edit the message further
or perhaps simply read it. That is perfectly reasonable. Even if it were a
completed message, not a draft, put in the Outbox, I would quite likely need
to see its contents before deciding whether to send it. I suppose there has
to be a line drawn somewhere, and there exist a real possibility that more
than one person uses the same set of keys. Picking one of the secret keys,
even the default one, for encrypting an incomplete message would be
presumptive. Thank you.