Encrypt some emails

Sascha Manns Sascha.Manns at mailbox.org
Mon Oct 24 16:53:21 BST 2016


Am Montag, 24. Oktober 2016, 11:40:27 CEST schrieb Michael Mol:
> On Monday, October 24, 2016 05:34:50 PM Sascha Manns wrote:
> > Am Montag, 24. Oktober 2016, 11:25:23 CEST schrieb Michael Mol:
> > > On Monday, October 24, 2016 05:25:03 PM Sascha Manns wrote:
> > > > Hello list,
> > > > 
> > > > it is possible to encrypt a email by sending out. But it is possible
> > > > in
> > > > KMail to select one email and encrypt it with my own public key?
> > > > I haven't found any possibility.
> > > 
> > > Sure; send the email to the email address your public key is associated
> > > with.
> > 
> > Yes that idea i haved too. Problem with this doing is that it breaks the
> > email header. So i'm the sender of each mail and searching is difficult.
> > In
> > general i have 200 - 300 Mails in three IMAP folders.
> 
> So you want to take a message that exists in an IMAP folder, encrypt the
> body, and replace the existing message?
> 
> I don't know if any existing tools that will do that for you. You could
> construct one, of course, but the idea of modifying existing data gives me
> the heebie jeebies, and it fundamentally cannot be a lossless operation;
> you will lose something about the message, whether that's "this message
> wasn't originally encrypted" or something else. Modifying existing messages
> taints them from the perspective of "this message represents a true
> record".
> 
> Rewriting the body and attachments of a message is an approach you're trying
> to use to achieve some other goal...what's that other goal? Perhaps there's
> a better solution.
That's what i guessed. I thought there where a good and easy way. Maybe i 
leave it so...

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