Commit 5ff4141a authored by sajolida's avatar sajolida

Move technical details at the end

parent fa322697
......@@ -33,34 +33,6 @@ solve this problem in your setup and please warn others around you.
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Technical details
=================
Leak through the sending queue
--------------------------
When sending an email through IMAP, *Claws Mail* does the following:
1. It connects to the IMAP server and stores a plaintext copy of the
email in the **Queue** folder on the server.
1. It encrypts the email locally.
1. It sends the encrypted email through the SMTP server.
1. It connects to the IMAP server and stores an encrypted copy of the
email in the **Sent** folder on the server.
1. It connects to the IMAP server and deletes the plaintext email
saved in step 1 from the **Queue** folder.
Leak of drafts
--------------
When saving a draft, either manually, either by the autosaving feature,
the draft is saved in plaintext on the IMAP server. The autosaving
feature is disabled by default in Tails.
Workarounds
===========
......@@ -210,3 +182,31 @@ considering:
- Replacing *Claws Mail* with *Icedove* (the name of *Mozilla Thunderbird* in
Debian). We have been willing to do so for years and this problem
motivates us to move faster.
Technical details
=================
Leak through the sending queue
------------------------------
When sending an email through IMAP, *Claws Mail* does the following:
1. It connects to the IMAP server and stores a plaintext copy of the
email in the **Queue** folder on the server.
1. It encrypts the email locally.
1. It sends the encrypted email through the SMTP server.
1. It connects to the IMAP server and stores an encrypted copy of the
email in the **Sent** folder on the server.
1. It connects to the IMAP server and deletes the plaintext email
saved in step 1 from the **Queue** folder.
Leak of drafts
--------------
When saving a draft, either manually, either by the autosaving feature,
the draft is saved in plaintext on the IMAP server. The autosaving
feature is disabled by default in Tails.
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