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Issue 2551091

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Title: OpenPGP Mail should not change subject on memory-hole (protected headers)
Type: Severity: normal
Components: Mail interface Versions:
process
Status: new Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: ber, schlatterbeck
Priority: Keywords:

Created on 2020-10-02 08:08 by ber, last changed 2020-10-23 23:59 by rouilj.

Messages
msg6963 Author: [hidden] (ber) Date: 2020-10-02 08:08
Some email clients change the subject of the email to  `...`
when trying to protect the mail headers, by this technical-idea

  https://github.com/autocrypt/memoryhole/

Overall I do not think that memoryhole is a bad idea
as the envelope of paper mails is also unencrypted 
and the trace the envelope leaves behind is something that user
need to be aware of. If also reduces the usability of email in many
cases because of the long transition period.

== Topic chanced to ...
If in a fully encrypted setup, an answer to an email is send to
roundup with ... as subject it will change it to this subject.

== Technical consideration
The first step could be to not chance a subject if one of the memoryhole detecting header is set.
msg6964 Author: [hidden] (ber) Date: 2020-10-02 08:09
Okay paste and change mistake

I do think that 
  memoryhole is a bad idea!
msg6965 Author: [hidden] (schlatterbeck) Date: 2020-10-02 09:14
On Fri, Oct 02, 2020 at 08:08:20AM +0000, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> 
> == Technical consideration
> The first step could be to not chance a subject if one of the
> memoryhole detecting header is set.

This can already be done by setting

subject_updates_title = no
in the [mailgw] section of config.ini

This, of course, prevents *all* title updates via the subject. I've
generally found that turning this off in production trackers is a good
idea with all the subject mangling going on with diverse mail clients.

You can still set the title explicitly via email by appending
[title=new title] to the subject :-)

Ralf
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Open Source Consulting                  www:   www.runtux.com
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msg6966 Author: [hidden] (ber) Date: 2020-10-02 09:45
Ralf,
thanks, good hint. :)
History
Date User Action Args
2020-10-23 23:59:42rouiljsettitle: OpenPGP Mail should not chance subject on memory-hole (protected headers) -> OpenPGP Mail should not change subject on memory-hole (protected headers)
2020-10-02 09:45:11bersetmessages: + msg6966
2020-10-02 09:14:28schlatterbecksetnosy: + schlatterbeck
messages: + msg6965
2020-10-02 08:09:11bersetmessages: + msg6964
2020-10-02 08:08:20bercreate