Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I keep getting emails from them that says welcome, [email protected] Message: This is an encrypted OpenPGP message. it leads to Enigmail:

This is an encrypted OpenPGP message.
In order to decrypt this mail, you need to install an OpenPGP add-on.

sender. [email protected] subject: Verification KeKj
ARC-Authentication-Results from Header:
i=1; mx.google.com; spf=neutral (google.com: 162.251.70.117 is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of [email protected]) [email protected]
I have no idea WHAT IS GOING ON, but it has nothing to do with my computer except I am getting the emails leading to your add on page, and I do not use it this should be investigated by Thunderbird mozilla. your add on appears highly rated and I have no need for it but you and mozilla should be very concerned as why this is happening I bet this activity is illegal. thx take care William burk

I'm sorry, but you complain to the wrong place. Enigmail is a tool for creating and reading encrypted message. There are about 20-50 other tools that do exactly the same as Enigmail. If you get encrypted emails, then you should complain to the sender of the emails.

Let's assume you get emails with Excel-attachments, but you don't have Excel. Would you then complain to Microsoft for getting these emails?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Enigmail works great. I have no issues with it, and I use it on both Windows and Linux. Excellent package.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm sad to write a negative review on what I think is an absolutely essential add-on for Thunderbird with no alternative at the moment. Unfortunately it just doesn't work. It's super buggy, there was a major update recently which changed pretty much everything such that the website/documentation is entirely out of date.

As a quick example, it's not possible to edit per-recipient rules; the menu option shown on the website simply doesn't exist anymore. And... those rules don't work anyway. Messages don't decrypt, though they sometimes seem to encrypt, but since it's hot-and-cold I can't really trust it.

I'm not sure if it's the PEP integration that changed everything so drastically but Enigmail simply doesn't work anymore. So sad, I loved this plugin for years. Back to manual gpg on the command line I guess...

EDIT:

Bumping my rating up because of the quick response from the dev and the fact that the plugin is at least basically functional now following his instructions!

I still feel like it's not great that the plugin's PEP integration not only (seems to) break PGP integration, but also reworks the menus so that they're completely different from what's in the documentation... and then the way to get the other menus back is to force a specific mode of encryption (rather than "show advanced menus" or something). Anyway, happy to be leaving a more positive review now.

It looks like you entered the "Enigmail/pEp" mode (which is a simplified mode for beginners). If you want to use the "classical" mode of Enigmail, the go to menu "Enigmail/pEp" > Preferences > Compatibility and select "Force using S/MIME and Enigmail"

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Insists on encrypting drafts and template emails regardless of preferences and/or option settings! Why?!?! Enigmail will even encrypt drafts and template emails that are saved when OpenPGP has been disabled for a particular email identity/account! The only way to stop this function is to disable the Enigmail add-on entirely! I have removed and re-installed the add-on to no avail. I have removed and re-installed GnuPG to no avail! Enigmail was working fine and without this default encrypt drafts and templates just fine with TB version before the most recent v60 release.

Since upgrade to TB v60... Enigmail initially just choked altogether. Then after installing GnuPG, it now always throws an error message when attempting to send or decyrpt an email! The error message popup says libassuan-0.dll cannot be found even though I have the latest version of GnuPG 3.1.5 for Windows installed (gpg4win-3.1.5.exe).

Sadly until this problem is fixed - Enigmail is disabled.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.8). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Best and useful addon out there but pls update it so it can be used with TB 64 and newer!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.8). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a very useful addon!
I miss it and hope that it is updated to be compatible with the newer TB soon. Thx all.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.8). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't work anymore with thunderbird 6.* or it was changed to an unusable state. Don't know. Also, no use guide.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.8). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Does not work anymore with Thunderbird 63.0beta

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.8). 

That's correct. Release versions of Enigmail typically don't work with beta versions of Thunderbird. You have to use the nightly builds of Enigmail provided on https://enigmail.net/index.php/en/download/nightly-build

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Created GPG Keys on it's own and attached them to mails.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.8). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't work on Arch Linux Thunderbird - Thunderbird Version is 60.0.4. There is no Error Message or something similiar... by clicking add to thunderbird nothing happens.... so enigma at this state is useless...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.8). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It would be nice if I could use it... but my T-Bird says it's Not Signed and thus not usable to me. V52.9.0 ESR.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.8). 

Thunderbird doesn't check signing. Are you sure you didn't accidentally install it in Firefox?

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Doesn't work . Just slows an error message. on thunderbird 60 + enigmail .8 + pgp 3.1.2

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.8). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Does not work any more. Just shows an error message.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.8). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

We had problems with 2.0.4 but we manage to fix them by sending parameter --no-mdc-warning to GPG and we were able to read older encrypted emails (without MDC). But this doesn't work with version 2.0.5 anymore (email is not opened). We have to use cmd line to decrypt. Woudn't it be better to warn the user and open the email anyway?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.5). 

We can't do that. By displaying the message anyhow, you would end up exactly where we don't want you to be under any circumstance.

You would risk to be attacked via the "Efail" vulnerability without noticing. The only way not to end up there is to use the command line. Your workaround for version 2.0.4 is strongly disrecommended.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Still 2.0.3 no problems. But with 2.0.4 I cannot decrypt mails, send from my bank account.
Installation with current nightly (2.1a1pre) works.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works like a charm. Integrates cleanly into Thunderbird and the UX is getting better and better. No more excuses to not encrypt or sign your mails!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.3). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

With version 2.0.1, the S/MIME bug has been corrected. Great!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

In general, I can't say enough good things about Enigmail.

It's sad that PGP has to be implemented as an add-on while S/MIME gets first class treatment as a built-in feature. Given that this is the situation we find ourselves in, Enigmail is up to the task. After the initial setup, it makes encryption easy! All my emails are automatically signed and encrypted, incoming emails are automatically decrypted and signatures verified. The messages are clear about when a message is signed, whether the person who signed it is trusted and so on. If it's unable to encrypt an email, it warns me (and this warning is optional for those who don't really care if they send unencrypted emails).

Unfortunately, when Thunderbird automatically updated me to version 2.0 of Enigmail, I could no longer read encrypted emails. There was no error message, just a blank email. I echoed the email and piped it to my gpg client on the command line and it worked fine. I used the same command which is found on the Basic tab of Enigmail's settings, so I'm confident this is a problem with Enigmail, not with gpg. Furthermore, uninstalling Enigmail and installing version 1.99 (which can be obtained from Enigmail's website if you modify the download URL) caused everything to work perfectly again.

This brings me to my only real complaint about Enigmail, which is a lack of ability to debug things when something goes wrong. It's rare that there are issues, but in these rare cases, it would be fantastic to be able to troubleshoot what's going wrong. Showing a blank email and no error messages when something goes awry is not reasonable. For a while I sat around waiting for the message to load. The only test I could run (piping the email to the pgp program on the command line) didn't reproduce the error, so I was stuck (short of digging into the source code of Enigmail).

Aside from having a custom wrapper around the gpg command (which shouldn't matter to Enigmail since it should just be running whatever gpg command is specified in the Basic preferences), I have a standard setup, so I'm not sure why it failed (again, back to the lack of error messages and debugging capabilities). I'm not sure how (or if) new versions are tested before being released, but given the number of reviews citing problems with version 2.0, it does raise questions about this process as well. Hopefully they get it sorted out, and if not, I can just stay on version 1.99 forever.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Since last Update to 2.0 S/MIME dont work properly anymore. So I have to deinstall Enigmail as S/MIME is essential for my purposes.
I fear i wouldn't use/install Enigmail anymore.
Badly as i really appreciate PGP for some selected communication partners, but we will have to find now another solution for that.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0).