[ubuntu-uk] Evolution's compulsory GPG routine (not)

Rowan Berkeley rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 10 20:06:37 BST 2009


If it's asking about the default keyring, this is due to having 
automatic login enabled - - It unlocks the keyring when you type your 
login password, which doesn't happen if you have auto-login enabled. The 
only thing you can do about this, as far as I know, is to disable 
automatic login.
>> > If it's asking about the default keyring, this is due to having automatic login enabled - - It unlocks the keyring when you type your login password, which doesn't happen if you have auto-login enabled. The only thing you can do about this, as far as I know, is to disable automatic login.
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You're absolutely right, Vinu (you and the other person who made this 
point when I first brought it up) -- it wasn't the GPG keyring, it was 
the 'default keyring,' and the explanation is indeed the auto login. I 
see it now.

However, in one respect Thunderbird is even worse than Evolution, and 
that is on the matter of notifications. If you have the Windows List 
running on one of your panels, then at least with Evo the minimised 
window for the Inbox will show a number in brackets to tell you you have 
unread mail. Thunderbird's minimised Inbox window will not even do that. 
Not that that makes any difference when the number in brackets will be 
in black print on a black background, as is currently the case with my 
panel, an annoying feature that only applies to printed words in the 
panel, not to icons.

What we need is what Outlook Express does for Microsoft Windows: it puts 
a postal envelope icon into the system tray when you have unread mail, 
and only then, so you know without having to touch the keyboard whether 
you have unread mail or not. We need a plugin to do that here.





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