Enigmail and p≡p are partnering together for developing Enigmail/p≡p
Encryption add-on Enigmail and pretty Easy privacy (p≡p) are joining in development of a solution for the well-known mail client Thunderbird. The goal is to make encryption as easy as possible, said Enigmail's project lead Patrick Brunschwig and p≡p's head of development Volker Birk in a common press release. Enigmail and p≡p will offer p≡p technology for any Thunderbird user. Thunderbird is still most popular among free email programs on desktop PCs and Laptops.
"Enigmail offers the most-used solution for mail encryption as Free Software for many years now. But we don't want to rest on our laurels.", Brunschwig explains. "Still way too few people are able to encrypt. But this is inevitable to protect privacy." That is to be changed with the partnership. "p≡p is offering the possibility to encrypt fully automatically. This way our users are gaining the highest amount of security, while even not be touched by the process at all. At the same time p≡p is offering compatibility to OpenPGP and S/MIME, which is necessary to integrate into mail infrastructures."
"Being the trailblazer, Enigmail managed to provide one of the greatest user interfaces for mail encryption.", Birk says. "To date Enigmail is still the front-runner here. Together with Enigmail we're thinking beyond this: the default for email has to be encrypted and not unencrypted! For this purpose p≡p is offering the possibility to encrypt without any user interaction needed like managing keys. Thunderbird is for p≡p a strategic platform in Free Software: no other free mail program has reached this spread. Therefore, it was the logical choice to ask our colleagues at Enigmail for a cooperation. Who else could deliver more know-how of integrating encryption into Thunderbird?"
The development partnership is meant to lead into common project Enigmail/p≡p. As release date for a very first version Enigmail and p≡p are aiming for December 2015.
Thanks to ThoughtWorks!
ThoughtWorks sponsored three developers to work for 4 weeks on Enigmail. During this time, the developers managed to implement more than 150 unit test cases, and completely refactored the backend code. The Enigmail team would like to thank ThoughtWorks very much for this great and very successful initiative.
04/16/2015 Enigmail v1.8.2 has been released. This is a bugfix release.
03/23/2015 Enigmail v1.8.1 has been released. This release addresses a number of well-visible defects found in the last release.
08/29/2014 Enigmail v1.7.2 has been released. Several important bugs were fixed.
07/12/2014 Enigmail v1.7 has been released. Many new features and lots of bugs fixed.
08/15/2011 Mozilla has changed their development process for Thunderbird and SeaMonkey to a schedule driven releas cycle with new releases every 6-12 weeks. That's extremely often for an add-on like Enigmail which needs to be compiled specifically for each version. In order to cope with this new development model, we adapted our release model:
- Enigmail releases will be snapshots of the GIT trunk, without release branches. A release is a combination of the nightly builds for all relevant platforms of the comm-beta branch combined with localization.
- Unless severe blocker bugs make Enigmail unusable for many users, there will be no releases without a corresponding new Thunderbird version.
- Most releases will only contain a small number fixed bugs (if any) or new features. Unless there is really new functionality worth mentioning, new releases will not be announce to the mailing list, the forum nor the news items on this page.
- Version numbers will start with 1.3 (which is actually 1.2.1 with two fixed bugs); subsequent releases without major changes will obtain version numbers with changes on the 3rd digit (e.g. 1.3.1, and 1.3.2).
- Trunk builds – even though almost identical to release versions – will be labelled 1.*a1pre, where "*" is the next major version number, starting tomorrow with 1.4a1pre.
07/30/2011 Enigmail v1.2.1 has been released. Several defects were fixed with this release.
06/28/2011 Enigmail v1.2 has been released. This release supports Thunderbird 5.0 and SeaMonkey 2.1.
03/15/2011 Celebrating 10 years of Enigmail! The first working version of Enigmail was published ten years ago.
06/29/2010 Enigmail v1.1.2 has been released. This release fixes several disturbing platform-specific bugs with Thunderbird 3.1.
06/25/2010 Enigmail v1.1.1 has been released. This release fixes several defects found with Thunderbird 3.1.
05/29/2010 Enigmail v1.1 has been released. This release supports Thunderbird 3.1.
01/31/2010 Enigmail v1.0.1 has been released. This release contains several new languages and fixes some serious defects.
12/23/2009 The Enigmail Handbook v1.0.0 has been released as one single comprehensive PDF file. It is a complete reference manual, containing a quick start section.
11/30/2009 After more than 8 years of development Enigmail v1.0.0 has been released. This release is fully compatible with Thunderbird 3.0.
07/17/2009 Enigmail v0.96.0 has been released. This release contains improvements to the user interface and addresses more than 80 bugs.
08/13/2008 Enigmail v0.95.7 has been released. This release adds new localizations and fixes some minor bugs.
01/05/2008 The new website has been launched.
01/03/2008 Enigmail v0.95.6 has been released. This release fixes a signature verification bug and several problems with localized builds.
10/27/2007 Enigmail v0.95.5 has been released. This release fixes a bug leading to garbled PGP/MIME messages.
10/17/2007 Enigmail v0.95.4 has been released. This release fixes an incomaptibility with GPGOL.
08/04/2007 Enigmail v0.95.3 has been released. This release fixes an incomaptibility with gpg4win v1.1.1
07/01/2007 Enigmail v0.95.2 has been released. This release contains again more languages
06/25/2007 Enigmail v0.94.4 has been released. This release fixes a compatibility issue with Thunderbird 18.104.22.168
06/07/2007 Enigmail v0.95.1 has been released. This release contains many more languages
04/13/2007 Enigmail v0.95.0 has been released. Simplified preferences for non-advanced users added
03/06/2007 Important Security fix for Enigmail. A security bug detected by Core Security Technologies has been fixed in Enigmail v0.94.3.
01/11/2007 Enigmail v0.94.2 has been released. A crash bug that could affect security has been fixed.
08/06/2006 Enigmail v0.94.1 has been released. Added support for signing attachments with inline-PGP.
01/11/2006 Enigmail v0.94.0 has been released. Many fixed bugs for Thunderbird 1.5.
12/10/2005 Enigmail v0.93.2 has been released. Fixed bug with attachments and inline PGP.
11/28/2005 Enigmail v0.93.1 has been released. Better compatibility with Thunderbird 1.5.
10/02/2005 Enigmail v0.93.0 has been released. New setup wizard for beginners added.
09/11/2005 A security bug has been detected in Enigmail. Users are adviced to upgrade to v0.92.1 as soon as possible.
06/20/2005 Linux Magazine published an article by Patrick and Olav on eMail security using Thunderbird and Enigmail.
06/11/2005 Enigmail v0.92.0 has been released. New support for OpenPGP SmartCards
03/27/2005 Enigmail v0.91.0 has been released. New support for OpenPGP: MIME header
03/12/2005 Enigmail v0.90.2 has been released. Use this version for Thunderbird 1.0.2.
02/12/2005 Enigmail v0.90.1 has been released.
01/10/2005 Article "Securing Thunderbird email with OpenPGP" by Daniel Rubio at NewsForge (site now offline)
01/05/2005 Enigmail v0.90.0 has been released. Complete OpenPGP key management
12/18/2004 Enigmail v0.89.6 has been released. Fixed compatibility issues with GnuPG 1.4
12/05/2004 Enigmail v0.89.5 has been released. Enhanced OpenPGP key management
11/08/2004 Thunderbird with Enigmail on OS/2 Warp!
11/07/2004 Enigmail v0.89.0 has been released. New OpenPGP key management frontend
09/15/2004 Enigmail v0.86.1 has been released. Fixed improper decoding of Umlauts and non-ASCII characters
08/30/2004 Enigmail v0.86.0 has been released. Extended signature information in message preview header and some bug fixes.
07/24/2004 Enigmail v0.85.0 has been released. Lots of fixed bugs.
06/29/2004 Enigmail v0.84.2 has been released. New feature for downloading missing keys when sending messages.
06/06/2004 Enigmail v0.84.1 has been released. Contains a better dialog for per recipient settings and some bug fixes.
05/08/2004 Enigmail v0.84.0 has been released. New user friendly frontend for per-recipient encryption settings.
04/05/2004 Enigmail v0.83.6 has been released. New backend support for per-recipient encryption settings.
03/14/2004 Enigmail v0.83.5 has been released.
02/12/2004 Enigmail v0.83.3 has been released.
02/04/2004 Enigmail v0.83.2 has been released.
01/22/2004 Enigmail 0.83.1 has been released. This version works with the latest Thunderbird 0.5a release.
15/01/2004 Enigmail 0.83.0 has been released. Enhanced user interface for message composition, lots of bugs fixed
12/30/2003 Enigmail 0.82.6 and 0.76.8 have been released. They avoid triggering a Mozilla bug that causes frequent crashes at startup
12/15/2003 Enigmail 0.82.5 has been released. Adds support for 'sign only encrypted messages'
12/03/2003 Enigmail 0.82.4 has been released. Supports Mozilla 1.6b and Thunderbird 0.4
11/07/2003 Enigmail 0.82.2 has been released
11/03/2003 Enigmail 0.82.1 has been released for Mozilla 1.x. Provides the same user interface as for Thunderbird
10/29/2003 Enigmail 0.82.0 has been released. Contains a reworked preferences dialog and several bug fixes
10/6/2003 Enigmail 0.81.7 has been released. Contains a new encryption settings dialog for message composition
9/8/2003 Enigmail 0.81.6 and 0.76.7 have been released to fully support GnuPG 1.2.3
8/29/2003 Bugfix versions Enigmail 0.81.4 and 0.76.6 have been released
8/10/2003 Bugfix versions Enigmail 0.81.3 and 0.76.5 have been released
7/30/2003 Bugfix versions Enigmail 0.81.2 and 0.76.4 have been released
7/24/2003 Enigmail 0.81.0 for Thunderbird has been released. Major parts of user interface have been redesigned
7/21/2003 Bugfix release 0.76.3 for Mozilla 1.4/Netscape 7.1
6/20/2003 Enigmail 0.80.0 for Mozilla Thunderbird released
6/18/2003 Version 0.76.1 for Mozilla 1.4-rc2
6/8/2003 Version 0.76.0 for Mozilla 1.4-rc1 with enhanced support for encrypting/decrypting attachments
5/2/2003 Bugfix Version 0.74.3 for Mozilla 1.3
4/28/2003 New enhanced version 0.75.0 for Mozilla 1.4a
28/4/2003 First information on Enigmail support for Mozilla Thunderbird (0.1-pre)
4/4/2003 Version 0.74.1 for Mozilla 1.4a
3/31/2003 Version 0.74.0 for Mozilla 1.3
2/17/2003 Version 0.73.1 for Mozilla 1.3b
2/14/2003 Version 0.73.0 for Mozilla 1.3b
1/10/2003 Version 0.72.0 for Mozilla 1.3a
12/20/2002 Version 0.71.3 for Mozilla 1.3a
10/17/2002 Version 0.70.0 for Mozilla 1.2b
9/13/2002 Branch version 0.65.4 for Mozilla 1.2a
8/27/2002 Branch version 0.65.2 for Mozilla 1.1
7/24/2002 Branch version 0.65.1 for Mozilla 1.1b
7/12/2002 Version 0.63.1 for Mozilla 1.0 and 1.1a
5/31/2002 PGP/MIME support added in Version 0.60.0 for Mozilla 1.0 RC3
5/23/2002 Version 0.49.5 for Mozilla 1.0 RC2 and Netscape7 PR1
4/27/2002 Version 0.49.3 for Mozilla 1.0 RC1. Linux/PPC and FreeBSD platforms also supported now
4/12/2002 Version 0.49.1 for Mozilla 1.0 Release Candidate
3/12/2002 Version 0.39 for Mozilla 0.9.9; RPMs also available
2/21/2002 Version 0.28 for Mozilla 0.98
1/21/2002 Improved version that automatically verifies/decrypts
12/26/2001 A version that works with Mozilla 0.9.7
12/13/2001 A version that works with Mozilla 0.9.6
11/5/2001 Incorporating new button icons contributed by Jochen Eisinger!
10/29/2001 A version that works with Mozilla 0.9.5
8/3/2001 A version that works with mailnews and Mozilla 0.9.3
5/15/2001 Finally a version that works with mailnews and Mozilla 0.9
3/15/2001 Initial source/XPI files created