[kmail2] [Bug 353627] New: better naming for attached PGP keys and merging all attached keys in one file

kolAflash kolAflash at kolahilft.de
Wed Oct 7 02:46:34 BST 2015


https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=353627

            Bug ID: 353627
           Summary: better naming for attached PGP keys and merging all
                    attached keys in one file
           Product: kmail2
           Version: 4.14.7
          Platform: Other
                OS: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: crypto
          Assignee: kdepim-bugs at kde.org
          Reporter: kolAflash at kolahilft.de

Lets give public keys a better naming when attaching them.

If you go to:
New (Message) => Attach => Attach Public Key
or
New (Message) => Attach => Attach My Public Key
it will attach your public key with a name like:

OpenPGP key 0x97EF7410FEC4DF7245A2D3F5C95E8EBD8258F706

or even worse when localized (e.g. German)

OpenPGP-Schl├╝ssel 0x97EF7410FEC4DF7245A2D3F5C95E8EBD8258F706

Those names are far to long, including the whole fingerprint which has no real
use in this place.
And they lack a useful filename extension.


This is how Enigmail for Thunderbird names an attached public key:

0x8258F706.asc

And an even better choice could be this, including the primary mail
(john at example.com) address of the key.

PGP-Key_john-AT-example.com_0x8258F706.asc

And please don't use localization on the filename. I think that just confuses
if you mail to people speaking other languages then your own localization.


Additionally we could consider merging multiple attached keys.
E.g if attaching your own public key and multiple other public keys with
Enigmail, you get a maximum of two files attached to the mail.

pgpkeys.asc
0x8258F706.asc

Where "0x8258F706.asc" is your own public key and "pgpkeys.asc" contains all
the other public keys. This makes life much more easier when sending someone
multiple publics keys he has two import. So he doesn't has to click every key
he wants to import.

Reproducible: Always

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