re Claws 2.8.0 email program
simon at dt.net.au
Mon Mar 5 23:18:55 GMT 2007
On Mon, 2007-03-05 at 15:51 +1000, Tony Brow wrote:
> Whilst browsing the net I found the Claws 2.8.0 email program. I
> think it is fairly new. It looks like a very nice one. Beautiful
> themes, stacks of extras.
> One item puzzles me as a newbie, and that is the "S/Mime" plug-in. Is
> this really required, or can one safely do without it ?
Hi Tony! Glad that Pete and HUMBUG were able to get you going :-)
S/Mime is a way of sending digitally signed and/or encrypted emails
similar to OpenPGP (what I use).
It is optional but if you want to be able to send encrypted emails eg
with passwords it is a good idea. Of course, the recipient needs an
email client (Thunderbird has a plugin or it's built-in) that supports
it as well as exchanging certificate details to be able to verify
Some links for you:
and a comparison with OpenPGP
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