Standard Features Missing in Opera – Mail Signing and Encryption/Decryption with s/mime and PGP/GnuPG

Another standard feature missing in Opera's built-in mail client is support for digitally signing and encrypting/decrypting emails.

Signing a message is important so the recipient knows it was really you that sent the message. Encrypting the message ensures that no one can see the content of the message except for those that have your public key. It's a great validation and privacy win (that's often required for employees in their company).

There are a couple of ways to do the signing and encryption: PGP and s/mime. I let you look at those forum threads to see how important it is to users.

Many mail clients like The Bat!, Kmail, Sylpheed, Claws Mail and Thunderbird allow you to do this. But, Opera doesn't support this at all.

Now, your average user might not care about this, but for those that are required to use it (or those that feel it's essential) they're just not able to use Opera's built-in mail client, at all. 🙁

One Reply to “Standard Features Missing in Opera – Mail Signing and Encryption/Decryption with s/mime and PGP/GnuPG”

  1. Indeed, and now that we know the US NSA is spying on everyone, it is almost essential that we at least try to start using encryption on internet messages. I prefer S/MIME but I can live with PGP/GPG.Opera, we NEED this, please!

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