Bug 121692 - one e-mail: encrypt to some recipients, not encrypt to other
Summary: one e-mail: encrypt to some recipients, not encrypt to other
Alias: None
Product: kmail2
Classification: Applications
Component: composer (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: unspecified Linux
: NOR wishlist with 50 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kdepim bugs
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Reported: 2006-02-10 07:11 UTC by Michael Monnerie
Modified: 2017-01-24 18:29 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Michael Monnerie 2006-02-10 07:11:19 UTC
Version:           1.9.1 (using KDE 3.5.1 Level "a" , SUSE 10.0 UNSUPPORTED)
Compiler:          Target: x86_64-suse-linux
OS:                Linux (x86_64) release 2.6.13-15.7-default

I want to send an e-mail to 6 recipients. 2 of them can receive encrypted mail, 4 not. Kmail should encrypt the message, but it's not possible, because there are recipients which cannot have encrypted mail.

Kmail should split the message, and first send to all recipients which cannot have encryption, then send one-by-one to encryption users. Of course, each mail must still show every recipient, so everybody can see who received the message.

Currently, I must send without encryption, or split manually.
Comment 1 Michael Monnerie 2009-11-20 10:43:46 UTC
Open since 2006, could someone please process it?

Still, kmail can't encrypt the e-mail to those who support encryption, and send as clear to the others. But it should support that. I have recipients who only receive encrypted mails, and some don't support that at all. So I need the mix.
Comment 2 Myriam Schweingruber 2012-08-18 08:44:09 UTC
Thank you for your feature request. Kmail1 is currently unmaintained so we are closing all wishes. Please feel free to reopen a feature request for Kmail2 if it has not already been implemented.
Thank you for your understanding.
Comment 3 Luigi Toscano 2012-08-19 00:36:54 UTC
Instead of creating a new feature request, please confirm here if the wishlist is still valid for kmail2.
Comment 4 Andrew Bird 2012-08-19 09:55:40 UTC
It would still be a very nice feature in kmail 2. Currently if attempting to send an encrypted email to several recipients, some of which we have gpg keys for and some we don't, we are given the choice of 'Send encrypted' or 'Send unencrypted'. A third choice should be offered, 'Send encrypted where possible'.

Thanks for considering
Comment 5 Till Schäfer 2014-01-13 22:12:19 UTC
this feature would be really nice. currently only a single person in a larger  communication group can prevent the complete group from using pgp.
Comment 6 Knut Hildebrandt 2017-01-24 18:29:54 UTC
Yep, I would love this feature too. Sending to various recipients encrypted mails works fine for me. Only if there does not exist a key for at least one of the recipients kmail2 offers either to search for it or abort sending the mail. It should just proceed as if all recipients had a valid key and send to some of them unencrypted mails. A warning to inform about sending unencrypted mails would be nice.