Just installed thunderbird (17.0.3 version)enigmail on vl7.0 64 bit,
strangely it can't send pgp email, always prompt:"send aborted,bad passphrase"
what does it mean?
under knoppix and mandriva, thunderbird enigmail sends receives pgp email without any problem.
...does that mean VL7.0/7.1 's PGP PROTOCOL PKGs QUITE BUGGY or missing some pgp dependencies pkgs?
tried claws-mail on vl7.0, same issue, can't send pgp mail, plenty errors as well......
here's step for using thunderbird enigmail i tried:
Menu -> Internet -> Thunderbird
Set up your new e-mail account in Thunderbird to use IMAP. (In the example, Yahoo Mail is used, but the method is the same for Gmail.) Make sure your firewall allows ports 993 (IMAP) and 465 (SMTP) and 11371 (HKP).
Thunderbird -> file -> New -> Mail Account... -> (Enter Your name, Email address, Password)
-> IMAP: Access folders and messages from multiple computers (ticked) -> Create Account
Generate a new OpenPGP key pair:
Thunderbird -> OpenPGP -> Key Management -> Generate -> New Key Pair -> (fill in desired passpharase, if any, and details)
-> Advanced -> Key Size: 1024 (should be sufficient) -> Key type: DSA & El Gamal (should be sufficient) -> Generate key
-> "We highly recommend to generate a revocation certificate for your key..." -> Generate Certificate
This method will use pre-selected key servers stored in the default Thunderbird settings. If you wish to add selected key servers (such as keys.gnupg.net and keyserver.ubuntu.com):
Thunderbird -> OpenPGP -> Preferences -> Keyserver -> Specify you keyserver(s): -> keys.gnupg.net, keyserver.ubuntu.com -> OK
Turn off HTML in messages:
Thunderbird -> (Email Account ID) -> Composition & Addressing -> Compose messages in HTML format (unticked) -> OK
Send and sign encrypted email with your OpenPGP key.
Thunderbird -> Write -> (compose message) -> OpenPGP -> Sign Message (ticked) -> Encrypt Message (ticked) -> Send
hope vector developper can suggest other simply workable pgp mail tools as well.