[Gpg4win-users-en] Claws mail hangs on smime encrypted mail

Dr. Peter Voigt pvoigt at uos.de
Sat Jan 4 02:07:21 CET 2014

Am Sat, 04 Jan 2014 02:32:14 +0200
schrieb Cristian Baboi <cristian.baboi at gmail.com>:

> Hi! 
> I imported a selfsigned x509 certificate for my email address with
> gpgsm (kleopatra was not able to import it. It is Rsa2048 with
> sha256) and sent myself an encrypted smime mail.
> When opening the received message, claws mail freezes with
> "retrieving" message in the status bar.
> Any ideea why? How can I make it work?
> Opening signed non encrypted mail works. 
> The smime and gpg plugins are loaded.
> Thank you! 

I do only rarely use my X.509 email certificate.

I have just re-checked decryption of an older message sent to my own
email address once being encrypted with my X.509 certificate (2048 bit
RSA with SHA1). I can confirm that Claws Mail decrypts the S/MIME
encrypted message without problems. I am using Claws Mail 3.9.3 but can
confirm, this holds for versions since 3.9.0.

One point you might check: How did you create the certificate? I once
created it with OpenSSL. I never tried to use gpgsm or Kleopatra for it.


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